Please join Hanes Gallery director Paul Bright in welcoming collectors Wes and Missy Cochran, writer, librarian and archivist Carter Cue, and WFU professor of art history Dr. John J. Curley, for a virtual discussion. The panel will discuss the idea of curating from a variety of perspectives relevant to the exhibition Explorations of Self: Black Portraiture from the Cochran Collection. What does it mean when white people curate Black art? What does it mean for the work of Black artists to be collected and curated by white individuals/institutions? How do traditionally white roles and institutions intersect with issues of Black art and culture?
Exhibition Interns Lynn Huffard and Olivia Starr will introduce the panelists and moderate the discussion based on questions provided by members of the class who curated the exhibition in the spring of 2020.