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UBC Museum of Anthropology exhibit aims to 'correct' colonial legacy

Last Updated Aug 6, 2020 at 12:55 pm PST

Kent Monkman’s Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience takes you on a journey through the past 150 years of Canada. (Courtesy UBC MOA)
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Opening Thursday at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC is Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience

Artist Kent Monkman's solo exhibition is on Canada's colonial history 

She says Shame and Prejudice also aims to right some historical wrongs

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — It’s a journey through our collective past and a searing critique of colonialism.

Opening Thursday at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC is Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience, artist Kent Monkman’s solo exhibition on Canada’s colonial history.

It’s also timely, given the current discussion about systemic racism.

“We still have this colonial legacy here in Canada and we need to correct it,” says Dr. Jennifer Kramer, MOA’s curatorial liaison for the exhibition.  “So, [Monkman] brings us all into this dialogue to address our history but to show that it is ongoing.”

Shame and Prejudice uses roughly 80 pieces, from Monkman’s own paintings, drawings, and sculptural works to historical artifacts and art works borrowed from museums and private collections.