In recent years, museums have been confronted with their colonial legacies and exclusionary practices. In this unprecedented era of COVID-19, mass protests, and the #BlackLivesMatter movement for racial equity, social justice, and systemic change, these conversations have come to the fore with even more prominence within and around institutional spaces. This year’s Dr. Allen W. Root Contemporary Art Distinguished Lectureship will focus on how we can rethink institutional practices and curatorial models for long-term change.  

Jasmine Wahi, Holly Block Social Justice Curator, Bronx Museum  
Yesomi Umolu, director and curator, Logan Center Exhibitions at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago  
Moderated by Jessica Hong, associate curator of Global Contemporary Art, Hood Museum of Art