Prop Master Revisited: Race, Response, and Representation
In 2009, the Gibbes Museum collaborated with artists Juan Logan and Susan Harbage Page to examine the museum’s collection and its collecting habits in the context of race, class, and gender. The provocative installation that resulted was titled Prop Master and was designed to highlight the role the Gibbes and museums in general play in shaping social norms and reinforcing power structures based on what they choose to collect and exhibit, and what they exclude. Ten years later, artists, educators, and curators will convene to examine the impact of the exhibition in Charleston and discuss how museum exhibitions, collections, and programs play a role in social justice. Prop Master Revisited: Race, Response, and Representation takes place May 15.