Originally written in December of 2019.

Christa Clarke begins her article “From Theory to Practice: Exhibiting African Art in the Twenty-First Century” by considering the level to which visitors in the redesigned African gallery at the Neuberger Museum of Art in New York, which she curated, recognized the extent to which the museum gallery changes the story of an object: “The object’s displacement from its cultural origins is obvious to me and perhaps the viewer, but is its recontextualization from within the framework of an art museum as apparent?” A personal visit to the Museum of Fine Arts in St…

Taylor K. Nugent

Art Historian. Classicist and Medievalist. Religion, Death, and Monster Scholar. She/her.