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INSIGHTS Revisited: Art history in motion: art museums and their publics in a 2020 world by Maria Balshaw

Maria Balshaw, Director of Tate

Date/Time: Tuesday 5 May 2020, 17:30 - 18:30

Introduction by Professor Vee Pollock, Dean of Culture and the Creative Arts, Newcastle University

In 2019 Maria Balshaw came to Newcastle and gave the Charlton Memorial Lecture as part of the INSIGHTS programme.

At the end of October a “new”, expanded MoMA opening in New York City, sharing with its public a globalised, newly democratised reading of the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. This latest incarnation of a museological practice draws heavily on a model pioneered by Tate at Tate Modern from 2000 onwards; in presenting an art history that strives to be gender-balanced, and inclusive of artists from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and more of LGBTQI+ and other non-dominant identities. In the terms we often draw on this is an art history that seeks to surface transnational, interconnected and intersectional histories.

In this lecture Maria Balshaw will explore the slow and fast pace of change within the public art museum; the opportunities this affords us and the tensions that we are necessarily still struggling with.

Join us on Tuesday 5 May to watch the lecture with fellow audience members and take part in the conversation online.