Stories to Tell: Africans and the Diaspora Respond to the Lang Collection
30 April 2016–8 April 2018
Grey Gallery

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Co-curated by Marc Epprecht, Professor in the Departments of History and Global Development Studies, and Allison Goebel, Associate Professor in the School of Environmental Studies at Queen's University

Bringing a new perspective to the Justin and Elisabeth Lang Collection of African Art, guest curators Marc Epprecht and Allison Goebel developed a community-based exhibition that challenges the problematic history of colonial-era appropriation, collection and display of African art in Western museums. They invited members of the African and diasporic communities at Queen’s, and in Kingston and the region to select a piece or pieces from the collection and respond in a personal way. These fascinating contributions include short essays, poetry, art, and personal reflections, some of which are captured in video form. The resulting exhibition showcases a rich, fresh engagement with and interpretation of the Lang Collection.

Supported by the Justin and Elisabeth Lang Fund.

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