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Sorting Out Race: Examining Racial Identity and Stereotypes in Thrift Store Donations

Event Type: Featuring Customs

Start Date: 08 - 18 - 2017
End Date: 10 - 21 - 2017

Additional Schedule Info: Museum Hours Tuesdays-Fridays noon to 6 pm Saturdays 10 am - 5 pm

Location: Smoky Hill Museum, 8th and Iron
Address: 211 West Iron Ave
Salina, KS 67401

Email: museum@salina.org
Phone: 7853095776

Event Website: www.smokyhillmuseum.org


FREE EVENT!!

Info: The Smoky Hill Museum is pleased to present the exhibit Sorting Out Race: Examining Racial Identity and Stereotypes in Thrift Store Donations, a special traveling exhibit by the Kauffman Museum of North Newton, Kansas. Museum Hours are Tuesdays-Fridays Noon to 6 pm and Saturdays 10 am - 5 pm. Every day, thrift stores across America receive donations of objects that display racial imagery—antique advertising cards, collectible salt-and-pepper shakers, vintage children’s books, and mugs with sports team mascots. Are these objects harmless reminders of historical attitudes or do they continue to perpetuate negative stereotypes about race? Should thrift stores sell these objects, or should they be “sorted out” of the resale environment and discarded? This exhibit is meant to generate a healthy community conversation about racial stereotypes, past and present, in order to heighten awareness of our continuing struggles with race. It will be on display August 18 through October 21, 2017.