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Saturday, March 26 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Curation Without Representation

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In recent years, the District's already-unparalleled cultural institutions have focused increasingly on the intersection of religion and culture. That's happened in a noteworthy way at the Smithsonian, which now has at least three curators dedicated specifically to religion, and with the emergence of Museum of the Bible just off the National Mall; Washington's cultural landscape has a distinctly more pronounced religious flavor. And more looms on the horizon, including a Jewish museum and a museum of American religion. This panel brings reporters up-to-speed on these and other developments and probes what they mean for our nation.

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Menachem Wecker

Journalist, Freelance
A freelance writer, Wecker is a former education reporter at U.S. News & World Report, and he has covered culture and religion, among other beats, for Washington Post Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Houston Chronicle, Playboy, Atlantic, and others.

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Jeffrey Kloha

Chief curatorial officer, Museum of the Bible
Jeffrey Kloha, who joined Museum of the Bible in summer 2017, manages the museum's Education, Scholars Initiative, Exhibits, Curatorial, and Collections departments and is responsible for executing those departments’ strategic plans, along with managing other professionals.He previously... Read More →
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Colleen Prior

Board member, National Museum of American Religion
Colleen Prior is a board member at the National Museum of American Religion.
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Teddy Reeves

Curator of religion, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Teddy Reeves is curator of religion at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. He holds a Ph.D. from Fordham University and holds an M.Div. (Princeton Seminary) and a college degree from Hampton University.In 2018, he created a web based talk-show... Read More →
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Rebekah Sobel

Director of Interpretation, Capital Jewish Museum
Rebekah Sobel is director of interpretation at the Capital Jewish Museum, which she joined in fall 2018 after a decade at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. A California native, she holds a Ph.D. in anthropology and visual communication from Temple University and brings 20 years... Read More →

Saturday March 26, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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