november, 2019

06nov6:00 pm7:00 pmA People's Journey – Curating African American History and Culture in a National Museum

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Event Details

As part of the Pryor Center Presents lecture series, Kevin Strait, museum curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, will present “A People’s Journey – Curating African American History and Culture in a National Museum” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Strait’s 45-minute talk will focus on the curatorial aspects of museum work, providing insight into specific acquisitions, objects and stories, and the creation of a National Museum focused on African American history and culture.

Strait began working in 2010 in the Office of Curatorial Affairs on the research, development and acquisition of objects for several of the museum’s permanent exhibitions including the interpretive spaces of the Sweet Home Café, Musical Crossroads and the Power of Place. Strait oversees collections related to segregation, 20th century political and social history and popular culture.

Currently, he is developing an exhibit on Afro-Futurism, scheduled to open in 2022. Strait is a graduate of Wesleyan University and received his Ph.D. in American Studies at the George Washington University.

Time

(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History

1 E. Center St.

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