Community Conversation | Humanizing the Body: Feminist and Indigenous Perspectives on William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum

Event time: 
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

This community conversation examines the exhibition William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum through feminist and indigenous lenses to lay bare the challenging nature of displaying sensitive historical objects. Through facilitated dialogue and conversation, participants will engage deeply with individual objects as well as consider the display strategies employed in the exhibition.

The morning and afternoon discussions will be led by Luciana McClure, artist, educator, photographer, and community organizer; Susan Clinard, artist and activist; Ann Greene, Community Outreach Associate and Community Research Liaison, National Clinician Scholars Program; Kelly Fayard, Assistant Dean of Yale College and the Director of the Native American Cultural Center at Yale; and Joseph Zordan (Bad River Ojibwe), senior anthropology major at Yale. These sessions are free and open to the public, but preregistration is required. For more information or to register, please contact

The day will conclude with a panel discussion featuring the artists Claire Barclay and Maya Vivas, whose works are part of the exhibition. Moderated by Nathan Flis, Head of Exhibitions and Publications, and Assistant Curator of Seventeenth-Century Paintings at the Center, the discussion will address the ways that contemporary art responds to, or illuminates, the historical objects and themes in the exhibition. The artist panel is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

This program is co-organized by the Yale Center for British Art and Nasty Women Connecticut.

Lecture Hall
Space is limited
Preregistration is required
(This venue is wheelchair accessible)
Free but register in advance
Open to: 
General Public
Related exhibition: 
William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum