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Friday: Artist Fred Wilson in conversation with George Ciscle

Friday: Artist Fred Wilson in conversation with George Ciscle

April 28

Fred Wilson's "Mining the Museum," put on by The Contemporary Museum in 1992 at the Maryland Historical Society, was a landmark exhibition for both the artist and the nomadic institution. For this show, Wilson accessed the Maryland Historical Society's archives, pulling out and curating objects to highlight the ways in which the museum (not simply this particular one, but also the institution in general) participates in the oppression and exclusion of African-American and Native people, and how it perpetuates white supremacy. Some of the most memorable objects on display, according to reviews and essays on the show, included a KKK hood inside of...

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