“Ancient Worlds Contemporary Selves: Smithsonian Scholars Explore Intersectionality” program (virtual)
March 24, 6 p.m.
As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a virtual portal to the Smithsonian program, “Ancient Worlds Contemporary Selves: Smithsonian Scholars Explore Intersectionality,” on Wednesday, March 24, at 6 p.m. This event is free to watch on Zoom, but preregistration is required.
This program is part of a series of Smithsonian Affiliations’ Virtual Scholar Talks celebrating Women’s History Month, as well as discussing the Smithsonian’s latest book, Smithsonian American Women. In this discussion, scholars from the National Museum of the American Indian, Asian Pacific American Center and Smithsonian American Art Museum will explore how artists integrate the ancient world within their contemporary artistic practice. In so doing, their works update and create new meanings, allowing them to pass on complex and layered cultural interpretations to future generations.
Featured speakers for this program are:
Michelle Delaney, PhD, Assistant Director for History and Culture, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Healoha Johnston, Curator, Asian Pacific American Women’s Cultural History, Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center
Claudia Zapata, Curatorial Assistant, Smithsonian American Art Museum
More information about the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative is available at https://womenshistory.si.edu/.