Accelerator Series:
CULTURE NOW: Appreciate | Appropriate

Join us on Monday, October 15, at 6:00 pm, for an Accelerator Series panel discussion. In an age in which images, ideas, and sounds are widely accessible, the topic of cultural appropriation particularly within popular culture has become even more of a hot button issue. This conversation, moderated by Tang Curator-at-Large Isolde Brielmaier, will include the artist Renee Cox, whose work is in the Tang collection; Matthew Morrison, Assistant Professor in the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts who has written about race, music, and appropriation; and Jessica Andrews, Teen Vogue Digital Fashion Editor, who has written about cultural appropriation, “Heavenly Bodies,” and the 2018 Met Gala.

This event is free and open to the public.

About the Accelerator Series

The Accelerator Series is the Tang Teaching Museum’s dynamic conversation series on big ideas and big issues that seeks to find new entry points into discussions that veer from traditional paths. As an open and inclusive public forum for dialogue, exchange and questioning, the Accelerator Series ignites a collective sense of intellectual curiosity and fosters thoughtful engagement with a deeper understanding of compelling issues that have the potential to spark radical transformations.

The series features key cultural influencers from the arts and culture sector as well as academia, entertainment, government, journalism, media, politics and beyond, who present new perspectives and disrupt the status quo by encouraging a “getting comfortable with discomfort” attitude in order to think and work through big ideas it to drive change.

The Accelerator Series is supported by Accelerate: Access and Inclusion at the Tang Teaching Museum, a project of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Photo credit: Isolde Brielmaier photo by Mangue Banzima; Renee Cox photo by Andrea Blanch; Matthew Morrison photo courtesy NYU; Jessica Andrews photo by Jerome A. Shaw

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