Museum of Capitalism Launch
Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 6:30 – 7:30pm
The Museum of Capitalism is an institution dedicated to educating this generation and future generations about the ideology, history, and legacy of capitalism. The Museum will open its inaugural exhibition in 2017 in Oakland, California.
Representing the collaborative efforts of a multidisciplinary team of curators, historians, economists, educators, writers, artists, and designers, the Museum strives to broaden public understanding of capitalism through multifaceted programs: exhibitions; research and publication; collecting and preserving material evidence, art, and artifacts related to capitalism; and commemorations, reenactments, and other events.
In this presentation, museum founders and curators will share some of the process behind the institution’s beginnings, as well as the controversies surrounding what some consider its untimely memorialization. Discussion will touch upon the writing of history, the art and politics of curating, institutions and artist-led critique, museums in the Anthropocene, and the challenges of exhibition-making in a “post-truth” era.
Campus Location: Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Centre
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Campus information, Careers, Exhibits, Key dates, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public, Science Gallery, Special events, Student events, Workshops and Training
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
More info: www.museumofcapitalism.org