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Symposium: "Re-Imagining the Public Realm: The Design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture"

 

Presented by the School of Architecture and the College of Arts and Sciences


Date:Monday, January 23, 2012
Location:Campbell Hall
Time: 2:00 and 5:30 (See below)


 

Panel Discussion

2:00-4:00 p.m., Reception to follow

Campbell Hall 158

Panelists will focus on the design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), its role as an interpretive landscape on the National Mall, and the intellectual and political challenges involved in representing "marginal" cultures in national museums. Invited guests and U.Va. faculty will explore the project's architectural and curatorial designs and the larger questions these issues raise about race, nationalism, and politics.

 

Panel Participants:

Marcel Acosta, Executive Director, National Capitol Planning Commission

Craig Barton, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, U.Va.

Maurice Cox, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, U.Va.

Phillip Freelon, Principal, Freelon Group, Architect, NMAAHC

Grace Hale, Professor, Corcoran Department of History and American Studies, U.Va.

Claudrena Harold, Associate Professor, Corcoran Department of History/Afro-American Studies, U.Va.

Carmenita Higginbotham, Assistant Professor, Department of Art/American Studies, U.Va.

Elizabeth Meyer, Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, U.Va.

Faith Davis Ruffins, Curator, Smithsonian Museum of American History

Ken Walton, Project Manager, National Capitol Planning Commission

Mabel Wilson, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, Columbia

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Evening Lecture: Phillip Freelon

"Current Museum Projects"

5:30 p.m., Campbell Hall 153

Phillip Freelon, principal designer of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will deliver the evening lecture.