Decolonizing the Narrative is a documentary reflection on African artistry and design, and the impact of the colonial narrative on exhibiting material culture in Western museums. We tell the story of how the objects arrived at the Penn Museum, and why viewers are invited to consider these objects as we turn the exhibition back onto the Penn Museum itself. In our efforts to tell a different refreshed narrative we are helped by several contemporary artists. In Decolonizing the Narrative, Tukufu Zuberi, the lead curator, takes us on a journey with museum directors and curators from African institutions, and contemporary artist in Africa and the African Diaspora as they respond to the redesign of the Africa Galleries at the Penn Museum.
*Registration for the film screening and conversation includes free admission to the Penn Museum Africa Galleries.