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The Restitution of Looted Art

a Benin bronze shown against a pink background
12:30 pm - 2 pm ET




The George Floyd Uprising in 2020 gave a tremendous impetus to the century-old movement to restore looted artwork to its country of origin and raised broader questions about reparations. To discuss where the situation is now, this panel brings together leading international artists, curators and scholars. 

In short, far from erasing the past, the work of restitution creates new histories, new insights and new artwork. 

Part of the MCC Keynote Series: New Edges in Media Studies. The event is organized and moderated by Media, Culture, and Communication (MCC) Professor Nicholas Mirzoeff (NYU), author of White Sight: Visual Politics and Practices of Whiteness (2023).

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