Panel Discussion: On Repatriation

Monday, Mar 1, 2021 1 – 2:30 pm

Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL

March 1, 2021 at 1PM CST | Register Here

Join the DePaul Art Museum and EXPO CHICAGO for a live-streamed discussion with Claudia Peña Salinas (Artist), Gala Porras-Kim (Artist), Patty Gerstenblith (Professor of Law and Director at Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law | DePaul University) and Morag Kersel (Archaeologist and Director of the Museum Studies Minor | DePaul University).

This panel “On Repatriation” is in conjunction with Claudia Peña Salinas’ Quetzalli, a site-specific installation at DePaul Art Museum that centers on the Aztec headdress, Penacho de Moctezuma, an object that has become a symbol of national identity for both Mexico and Austria. Quetzalli highlights the issues around the provenance of ancient artifacts and the role museums play in formulating cultural identities. Peña Salinas is joined by artist Gala Porras-Kim, who is featured in DPAM’s current LatinXAmerican exhibition and has treated “symbolic repatriations” through deep research in various museums. Prof. Patty Gerstenblith is a Professor of Law at DePaul University and Director of its Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law, and Prof. Morag Kersel is an Archaeologist and DePaul’s director of the Museum Studies Minor. Both Gerstenblith and Kersel have lectured widely on the protection of antiquities and cultural heritage. This program is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Presented by DePaul Art Museum in partnership with EXPO CHICAGO.