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RACE: Are We So Different? - Condensed Exhibit

It's a simple truth.

People are different. Throughout history, these differences have been a source of community strength and personal identity. They have also been the basis for discrimination and oppression.

The idea of "race" has been used historically to describe these differences and justify mistreatment of people and even genocide. Today, contemporary scientific understanding of human variation is beginning to challenge "racial" differences, and even question the very concept of race.

RACE: Are We So Different?, developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, is the first national exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States.

RACE: Are We So Different? was a winner of the Excellence in Exhibition Competition at the 2008 meeting of the American Association of Museums.

Condensed 1,500 sq. ft. Exhibit Features

  • A Project of the American Anthropological Association
  • Designed for families and teens
  • Engaging and interactive content
  • Flexible installation in as little as 1,200 sq. ft.
  • Accompanying website with interactive tools
  • Educational materials for onsite and community use
  • Flexible community outreach / promotions toolkit
  • Open, casual non-threatening environment
  • Technical support
  • An exhibitor friendly, turnkey operation
  • Flexible Terms


  Spring Summer Fall
3.5 months duration
7 months duration

7 months duration


  • Deposit required upon booking
  • Host institution pays inbound shipping for 1 trailer load

Lease Terms

  • Booking deposit
  • Installation period of five days for installation and five days for take down
  • Host provides set-up & take-down crew of 4
  • Certificates of insurance

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