Imaging Others: Cultural Intersections in the Colonial Period is currently on exhibit at the Wright Museum of Art. Curated by curated by Lenore Metrick-Chen of Drake University, this is an exhibit on 19th century “othering.” This exhibit juxtaposes the familiar lens of the Western gaze against images that reverse the gaze, making the European the object of scrutiny, as seen by Japan and various cultures on the African continent.
Through a collection of diverse 19th-century images and sculpture, the Westerner and Western culture is appropriated and co-opted to suit agendas other than European and American imperialism.
Imaging Others is shown in conjunction with the colloquium “Transcultural Asia: Pedagogies of Borrowing & Trading in Undergraduate Education." The exhibit runs through Oct. 13 in the North Gallery at the Wright Museum of Art.
Funding for this exhibit was made possible through a grant from the Freeman Foundation.