Our Museum of Fine Arts got hold of 50,000 “found” photographs and decided to display 300 of them in an exhibition titled “Unfinished Stories.” The curators decided to create a special ghetto area for snapshots depicting dark-skinned subjects and call it “African American Experience.” The rest of the exhibition featured light-skinned subjects.
- protests over loaner kimonos at the MFA (Boston Globe)
- don’t forget to see Hokusai before it closes August 9!
2 thoughts on “Ghetto for dark-skinned snapshot subjects at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts”
I actually saw this exhibit over the weekend, and do not recall any ‘ghettoized’ displays. I thought the African American photos were merely a depiction of aspects of life for African Americans. Until I read it here, I did not think of it as a ghettoized display any more than I think the MFA’s depiction of Chinese artifacts is a way to ghettoize the Chinese into one corner of the museum.
I failed to comprehend what kimono protests are about. I read through article, I don’t understand why it’s ‘racist’.
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