Share the Mic: The Brutish Museums
Dan Hicks, author, curator, and professor of Contemporary Archaeology at Oxford University, will present his recent publication, The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution, named by The New York Times one of the best art books of 2020.
Hicks’ remarks will be followed by a panel discussion with Natasha Becker, Curator of African Art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Marla C. Berns, Shirley & Ralph Shapiro Director of the Fowler Museum at UCLA; and Lauren Kroiz, Director of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley.
This program is presented in partnership with Ethnic Arts Council of Los Angeles, de Young Museum, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, and UCSC Archaeological Research Center.
100 registrants are eligible for a 30% discount, a free eBook ($10 value), and a signed bookplate at bit.ly/thebrutishmuseums. Use the discount code UNIHICKS. The book will be sent directly from Chicago to your home.
Share the Mic
The Fowler believes in the civic duty of museums to give forum to different points of view. This series shares our platform with thought leaders—artists, activists, and allies—who are guiding us along the arc of justice.
Image credit: Dan Hicks, The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution.