Short response (250-350 words) that fully answers the questions in the prompt.

Prompt: Who Gets to Curate African Art?

The “Museum Scene” from Black Panther and the hiring of a white woman as African Art curator of the Brooklyn Museum added fuel to the ongoing debate on who is qualified to curate African art collections. After reading the articles below, answer the following questions:

  • What are the reasons given by Adisa-Farrar against this hiring?
  • What are the reasons given by Okeke-Agulu in defense of this hiring?
  • Do you agree more with Adisa-Farrar, or do you agree more with Okeke-Agulu? Why?

Reading:

1. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/03/brooklyn-museum-white-curators-african-art-open-letter

2. https://www.frieze.com/article/outrage-over-hiring-white-woman-african-art-curator-misunderstands-expertise

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