RACE: Are We So Different? explores the myth and meaning of race. We all know that people look different. Throughout history, those differences have been a source of strength, community, and personal identity. They have also been the basis for discrimination and oppression. And while those differences are socially and culturally real, modern scientific understanding tells us race and human variation are complex, and challenges us to think in new ways. This exhibit, developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, combines media resources, interactive components, imagery, and community programming to invite visitors into a conversation about the reality—and unreality—of race.
RACE: Are We So Different? was a winner of the Excellence in Exhibition Competition at the 2008 meeting of the American Association of Museums and the recipient of the 2008 Transforming Museums Award.
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