Awkward Questions for Kara Cooney

Statue of an Egyptian god with an image of the pyramids on the wall behind
Art Unbound: Awkward Question with Kara Cooney
Art Unbound
Awkward Questions for Kara Cooney

On October 8, 2021, Dr. Kara Cooney presented a virtual lecture for the Portland Art Museum audience titled When Women Ruled the World. We anticipated that Dr. Cooney’s lecture and the exhibition Queen Nefertari’s Egypt would raise a lot of difficult questions. On this episode, Jeannie Kenmotsu is joined by Sara Krajewski and Stephanie Parrish to ask Dr. Cooney some of these questions that come from the Portland Art Museum staff, as well as our audience using an online form. Topics discussed include lived experience in ancient Egypt, race and patriarchy, grave goods, museums, the academy, and power.

Featured in this episode

Kara Cooney – Professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture, Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA
Jeannie Kenmotsu – The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art
Sara Krajewski – Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator Of Modern and Contemporary Art
Stephanie Parrish – Director of Learning and Community Partnerships

Contributed to this episode

Kathleen Ash-Milby – Curator of Native American Art

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