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.
Presented by DePaul Art Museum in partnership with EXPO Chicago. Live captioning will be provided.
This program is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Image: Courtesy of Claudia Peña Salinas and Embajada Gallery