Campus Voices took a trip to Mechanical Hall to speak with Professor Julie McGee and Curtis Small about the new exhibit So What Have We Learned: Black Visual Cultures @ UD. The exhibit highlights the symbiotic relationship between University Museums and University of Delaware Library Special Collections concerning Black American history.
Mechanical Hall is located behind Old College and Recitation Hall. It is home to dozens of exhibitions a year and is a mecca for African American art here at the University of Delaware. In this week’s episode, our guests speak about the importance of having Black visual art on display and how this exhibit promotes the African American diaspora.
Julie McGee and Curtis Small, recorded on Mar. 6, 2017. First aired Mar. 23, 2017.
About our guests
Julie McGee is an associate professor of Black American Studies and Art History. Julie has Bachelor’s degrees in Government and Legal Studies and Art History from Bowdoin College as well as a Master’s and Ph.D in History of Art from Bryn Mawr College. Dr. McGee has worked as a curator of African American Art at the University of Delaware since 2008.
Curtis Small is the coordinator of Public Services at the Morris Library Special Collections department. He has a Master in Library Information Science from Simmons College and a Ph.D. from New York University.
- Mechanical Hall exhibition: Black Visuals @ UD
- UD Museum’s Tweet
- Material Culture Workshop held at exhibition
- Curtis Small’s Twitter
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