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April 3, 2022
2:00 pm
3:00 pm

The Depths of History: Navigating Institutional Legacies and Charting a More Equitable Future

Location: Walters’ Graham Auditorium
Registration required. Limited capacity.

Museums and universities have increasingly been mining the depths of their pasts with the aims of being transparent about institutional histories and shaping cultural and academic spaces to be more inclusive and equitable. Join Julia Marciari-Alexander, Andrea B. and John H. Laporte Director of the Walters Art Museum; Dr. Martha Jones, society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, Professor of History and a Professor at the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University; and Dr. Kirt von Daacke, Professor of History at the University of Virginia where he co-chairs the President’s Commission on Slavery and the University, for a dynamic discussion about how their institutions have evolved from the racist legacies of their founders. This conversation is moderated by Theresa Sotto, Ruth R. Marder Director of Learning & Community Engagement at the Walters.

The Depths of History is a program series that investigates and interrogates the problematic histories of museums and other institutions. This series reflects The Walters Art Museum’s commitment to making accessible the histories of its origins and the art that it stewards in order to ensure an environment of anti-racism, inclusivity, collaboration, and welcome for visitors, volunteers, and staff.

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