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Global Georgia Initiative – "Moving Statues: A Conversation of the Global South" Apr. 10 at GMOA

Associate Professor, Director, Museum Studies Certificate Program
Photo of "moving statues" for presentation
M. Smith Griffith Auditorium of the Georgia Museum of Art

The Willson Center will present “Moving Statues: A Conversation of the Global South” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium of the Georgia Museum of Art as part of the 2019 Global Georgia Initiative. The event will include a panel discussion and a presentation by photographer and video artist Christo Doherty, an associate professor and deputy head of the Wits School of Arts of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Doherty will present on his recent research and photographs concerned with the removal of statues and monuments from South Africa’s apartheid era, followed by a conversation with American scholars whose work has explored related issues in the United States.

The panelists for the conversation are Malinda Maynor Lowery, associate professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina; and Akela Reason, associate professor and director of the Museum Studies Certificate Program in the UGA department of history. Sheffield Hale, president and CEO of the Atlanta History Center, will serve as moderator...

Please see the rest of the article on the Willson Center's event calendar for more details.

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