Alum Allison Glenn Curates Breonna Taylor Exhibition with Care

Allison Glenn. Image courtesy of Mariana Sheppard

Putting on an exhibition requires significant time, collaboration, and expense, and while museums serve a critical role in society for active learning, they can often face challenges when interpreting current events. With the opening of Promise, Witness, Remembrance at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, curator Allison Glenn (Dual MA 2012) is changing the way museums comment on the present day. In honor of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old killed by Louisville police last year, the exhibition is guided by Tamika Palmer (Taylor’s mother), painter Amy Sherald, local and national advisory committees, and more, showing that “‘museums can get it right’ through consultation that improves, not diminishes, curatorial quality.” Read more from the New York Times.