At this moment, national and local dialogues are being had about how history is memorialized through monuments, holidays, and public spaces. As New Yorkers (re)consider what constitutes a symbol of hate, The Columbian Exchange will unpack the ways artists, educators, and historians are confronting historical bias through their work.
The Columbian Exchange is named for the period of time following the European conquests of the Americas; and the people, plants, animals, diseases, and ideas that were taken across both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. This ‘exchange’ was a complex period of both diffusion and exploitation—the results of which reverberate to this very day. Join us at the Queens Museum on October 8th, for conversations and activities that will help us all recognize the symbols of colonialism and how to deconstruct them.
More info: http://www.queensmuseum.org/events/columbian-exchange