Some arty group in Brooklyn (yes, Brooklyn) has decided our recent MFA kimono contretemps is worthy of a panel discussion:
In light of the recent Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's "Kimono Wednesdays" controversy, we'd like to explore the issues of minority representation in mainstream US museums and who gets to decide how cultural artifacts are represented and presented to the public. This discussion touches on issues of postcolonial politics and US identity in the 21st century.
Bostonians and New Englanders in general got wind of this and now they're wondering how you can discuss something that happened here without any local representation:
[F]or all of the critique of imperialism coming out of NY art circles, it's frustrating to no end that there's often no acknowledgement how THIS world itself wields power often without an awareness of how it asserts this dominance over other regions that it (subconsciously) deems lesser culturally.
An organizer replies he tried a couple of Bostonians but they couldn't make it, but he's going to try again.