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Author Dan Hicks discusses his book The Brutish Museums

Presented by IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute at Online/Virtual Space

Dec 08 2020
Author Dan Hicks discusses his book The Brutish Museums

Join us Dec. 8 at 12 EST for a webinar with Professor Dan Hicks who will be discussing his book The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution as part of the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute Art + Ethics Seminar.

When you walk into any encyclopedic art museum in 2020, you’re likely to see artifacts plundered during European colonial conquests. But you’re unlikely to see, in these museums, any mention that these objects were stolen. For author Dan Hicks the Benin bronzes embody the history of European colonial conquest and plunder. The bronzes, which number in the thousands, are a collection of brass plaques and carved ivory tusks depicting the Royal Court of the Obas of Benin City, Nigeria. Plundered by

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