Avant-Garde Museology in a Multicultural and Global America

Using the recently published anthology Avant-Garde Museology as its launching point, the symposium “Avant Museology” began its two–city, two–weekend run on November 11th and 12th at the Brooklyn Museum. The expansive conference of thirteen rigorous and engaging presentations considered early Soviet attempts to use museums to craft a “better, more evolved human being” by making them more reflective of all aspects of life, in content and form.

Spectacular Black Death at Fort Gorges

In an era marked by the spectacle of black death, manifested as the vision of lifeless black bodies in the media, knightworks made clear that its rite was not carved out of fear. Rather, it was a calling upon a source of strength and security in order to identify a way to move into the future.