What Does Democracy Look Like? Jul 13 — Sep 27, 2020

  • Hyers + Mebane, Voting Booth 3719, 2006

Leading up to the 2020 presidential election, the MoCP has invited seven faculty members from various departments at Columbia College Chicago to mine the MoCP’s permanent collection of nearly 16,000 objects. Each curator will interpret the museum’s collection to consider what democracy means to them, and how photographic images record and shape our understanding of current and historical events.

Guest curators include:

Melanie Chambliss, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of African American History

Joshua A. Fisher, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Immersive Media, Interactive Arts and media

Joan Giroux, Professor, Art and Art History Department

Ames Hawkins, Ph.D., Professor of English and Creative Writing

Raquel L. Monroe, Associate Professor of Dance 

Onur Öztürk, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Instruction, Art and Art History Department

Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin, Associate Professor of Journalism


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