Exhibits at the Museum of Natural History

U-M Museum of Natural History
1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Hours: Monday–Saturday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

As a counterpoint to the nationally traveling exhibit Race: Are we so different?, which will be at the U-M Museum of Natural History from February 9 through August 11, 2013, the Museum has created additional exhibits to explore issues of race locally in Washtenaw County, Michigan.

Glimpse: People of our Community
November 16, 2012–July 7, 2013

Comprises twenty-two large-format portraits by photographer Mohammed Langston. The photos and the subjects’ statements about race highlight the diversity of our region and pique our curiosity about others, inviting viewers to go deeper, to move beyond the “glimpses” of life and into real relationships with folks who are outside of our usual social circles.

Race in This Place: A Community Conversation
November 16, 2012–August 11, 2013

Explores some of the ways race affects life in Washtenaw County. The exhibit identifies issues of race in four areas: health, education, the legal system, and immigration, and presents some of the people and organizations working to make this a better place for all.

The exhibit features local residents talking about race in a video by Laurie White and Rafe Scobey-Thal, as well as photography by area youth who participated in PhotoVoice workshops led by Professor Larry Gant of the U-M School of Social Work, and artwork by young people in the Neutral Zone’s SEED program. The African-American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County also provided panels for display.

Race in this Place was developed by Abigail Celis, a U-M PhD student in Romance Languages and Literatures and Museum Studies, with support from U-M’s Arts of Citizenship Program.

Let's Talk: The US in the Philippines: The Untold Story

An exhibit overlay developed in response to the existing display, Philippines Photos & Finds: A Century of U-M Anthropology in the Philippines. The newly added labels explore some of the ways in which ideas of race informed the American colonial period in the Philippines.