September 29, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Conversation: New York City Museums Reckoning with Eugenics: 2021 & 1921

Darren Walker Max Hollein Ellen V. Futter Dr. Cristián Samper


Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, moderates a conversation featuring leaders of New York City cultural institutions that rose to prominence in the Progressive Era—a time rooted in eugenicist ideology. Featured guests: Max Hollein, Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Cristián Samper, President of the Wildlife Conservation Fund; and Ellen Futter, President of the American Museum of Natural History.

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