Elena Gonzales - Curatorial work for social justice and the role of museums in society today
November 20, 2019
Reception Room, Spencer Museum of Art
Elena Gonzales is an independent scholar focusing on curatorial work for social justice and the role of museums in society today. Her book, Exhibitions for Social Justice, is published in the series "Museum Meanings" at Routledge. Gonzales received both her doctorate in American Studies and her Master’s in Public Humanities from Brown University, where she has also taught curatorial studies. She has curated exhibitions at the National Museum of Mexican Art, the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown, the John Nicholas Brown Center for the Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and the Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson and Wales University. Now she is writing, consulting, and chairing the Exhibitions Committee of the Evanston Art Center, and co-developing a digital anthology on Museums and Civic Discourse.