The question of a memorial’s appropriateness as a tribute to its subject has become a hot topic of discussion since the unveiling of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. Everything from the massive size of the MLK statue to the selection of the quotations inscribed in stone have faced scrutiny, with some critics arguing […]Read more "Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."
Last spring, one of my students blogged about the groundbreaking exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture at the National Portrait Gallery. At the time, I was following with great interest the controversy that surrounded Hide/Seek when Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough decided to pull David Wojnarowicz’s video “A Fire in My Belly” from the […]Read more "Hide/Seek at the Brooklyn Museum"
We’re changing our look to inspire fresh thinking for a new semester. Stay tuned…more posts coming soon!Read more "New Semester, New Theme"