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Objects of Power: The Material Culture of Contested Memory

What do historical events mean to communities today?  How can different interpretations of the past be reconciled?  What role do objects play in piecing together memories of life from decades, or even centuries, ago?  These questions are explored through this student-curated exhibit, looking critically at how objects from all over the world are used to tell narratives about the past.  The exhibit intentionally challenges the artificial divide between “objects of art” and “objects of culture” through the juxtaposition of anthropological museum holdings and digital art in the form of electronic paintings by Julian Semilian, faculty in the UNCSA School of Filmmaking.  Admission is free.

(Please note that the Museum is closed Dec. 8-Jan. 1 for Winter Break)

Saturday, August 24 at 10:00am to 4:30pm

Museum of Anthropology
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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Exhibit, Diversity, Community


Administrative, Museum of Anthropology

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Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Parents/Guests, Staff, Students, First-Year Undergraduate Students, Prospective Students




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Sara Cromwell

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