Saturday, February 11, 2006

Seeing Issues as Black and White

Went to the Kirk Douglas Theater in Culver City tonight to see "Permanent Collection."

This show examines the issues surrounding race in America -- both racism and the charge of racism. The show is set in an iconoclastic art foundation/museum where the new African-American Director wants to exhibit some African art and the museum's white Education Director wants to enforce the museum founder's will which says the exhibit must never change.

This may sound like a far-fetched scenario -- but it's almost exactly what has occurred at the real-life Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.
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