Museums & Criminal Justice: Finding Common Ground

Huxley Theater

Criminal justice reform has been called one of the most significant civil rights issues of the modern era. Museums and historic collections are increasingly being called upon to explain the history of mass incarceration in the United States, and museum galleries can serve as venues for dialogue and discussion about some of the most pressing concerns in today’s society. Join Senior Historian of Political and Military History Aaron Noble to explore recent examples of how museums have engaged diverse audiences in these complicated narratives, and look at how New York State Museum collections can foster similar discussions across the state.

This program includes a 20-minute talk followed by brief Q&A. Participants are welcomed to bring their lunches.