LECTURE – Kirsty Robertson, Friday November 8, from 4 – 5pm at the Curating and Public Scholarship Lab, Concordia University.
“Museums are frequently sites of struggle and negotiation. They are key cultural institutions that occupy an oftentimes uncomfortable place at the crossroads of the arts, culture, various levels of government, corporate ventures, and the public. Because of this, museums are targeted by political action but can also provide support for contentious politics. Though protests at museums are understudied, they are far from anomalous. In this talk, Kirsty Robertson draws from her recently published book “Tear Gas Epiphanies” to trace the as-yet-untold story of political action at museums in Canada from the early twentieth century to the present.”