February 8 to May 12

Disarticulated

This exhibition features objects from the permanent collection of the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and a private collection. Through these objects, Ursinus classes will investigate the challenges of collecting, provenance research, and curation. Additionally, students will examine how field professionals facilitate and respond to ongoing aims to “decolonize” museum collections and exhibitions. This process includes confronting inequity and rearticulating power. The exhibition interpretation will evolve over the course of the semester as students research and explore different modes of analysis for this group of objects.


Desarticulada presenta objetos de la colección permanente del Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art en la Ursinus College, el State Museum of Pennsylvania y una colección privada. A través de estos objetos, las clases de Ursinus investigarán los retos del coleccionismo, la investigación de la procedencia y la conservación. Asimismo, los estudiantes examinarán cómo los profesionales del campo promueven y abordan los objetivos de “descolonizar” las colecciones y exposiciones de los museos. Este proceso implica enfrentarse la desigualdad y rearticular el poder. La forma de interpretar la exposición evolucionará en el transcurso del semestre conforme los estudiantes investiguen y exploren distintas modalidades de análisis para este conjunto de objetos.

Unknown (Attributed to Nayarit, Mexico), Figurine, undated. Ceramic. Unknown (Attributed to Olmec...Unknown (Attributed to Nayarit, Mexico), Figurine, undated. Ceramic.

Unknown (Attributed to Olmec, Mexico), Figurine, undated. Ceramic.

Unknown (Attributed to Nayarit, Mexico), Figurine, undated. Ceramic.

On loan from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Section of Archaeology, Charles E. Dahr Collection.