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History as the Unvarnished Truth: National Museum of African American History & Culture

May 6

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Friday, May 6, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Aaron Bryant - curator at the National Museum of African American History & Culture and co-curator of the Johnson Publishing Company Archives.

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) opened its doors in 2016, welcoming 3 million visitors in the first year. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Duke alum Aaron Bryant are presenting a behind-the-scenes look at the museum's foundational vision, and insights on key curatorial philosophies that have made the museum an international success. This includes approaches to researching, collecting and selecting artifacts and to producing public programs that make history relevant to visitors in their everyday lives. Aaron Bryant is a curator at the National Museum of African American History & Culture and co-curator of the Johnson Publishing Company Archives. He is also a Kluge fellow with the Library of Congress and a graduate of Duke. His research has received honors from such institutions as the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, the New York Public Library, the U.S. Congress, the Justice Department and the Royal Anthropological Institute in the U.K. Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture: nmaahc.si.edu Lecture + Q&A • Online via Zoom; Seminar will be recorded. This event is open to the public. To receive the event link, choose "More Event Information" below.