The focus of this year's Museums10 Summit is making museums more inclusive and accessible, featuring a keynote address by curator, educator, social justice activist Kelli Morgan.
What Has to Happen First: Ways to Actualize Anti-Racist Museum Praxis
Museums10 Summit Keynote by Dr. Kelli Morgan
Free and open to the public
Monday, May 15
Hampshire College, Franklin Patterson Hall
3:00 p.m. Welcome by M10 Executive Committee
3:15 p.m. Keynote and Q&A by Dr. Kelli Morgan
4:30 p.m. Reception at the Kern Center
At this year’s annual Summit, Kelli Morgan, Director of Curatorial Studies at Tufts University, curator, educator, and social justice activist who specializes in American art and visual culture will present “What Has to Happen First: Ways to Actualize Anti-Racist Museum Praxis.”
The Summit will conclude with a reception at the Kern Center.
Racial Equity Institute Bibliography
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Dr. Kelli Morgan
Kelli Morgan is a curator, educator, and social justice activist who specializes in American art and visual culture. Her scholarly commitment to the investigation of anti-Blackness within those fields demonstrates how traditional art history and museum practice work specifically to uphold white supremacy. Besides her own curatorial experience, she is the Director of Curatorial Studies at Tufts University where she mentors students and emerging curators, and regularly trains staff from various museums on how to foster anti-racist approaches in collection building, exhibitions, community engagement, and fundraising. Over the past two years, Dr. Morgan has become a leading and influential voice in bolstering anti-racist work in art museums.
Dr. Morgan has held curatorial positions at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, the Birmingham Museum of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and teaching positions at Wayne State University, the University of Michigan, and the Tyler School of Art at Temple University
Dr. Morgan earned her PhD in Afro-American studies and a graduate certificate in public history–museum studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2017.