The RACE Traveling Exhibit

The RACE: Are We So Different? traveling exhibit is composed of several sets of pop-up banners which are designed to reach a wider audience than the larger, stationary exhibit would. We also aim to give host sites the guidance and tools to involve their local audiences in this version. This will allow the exhibit to be influenced and shaped by the people it is designed to represent.

RACE: Are We So Different? - NCMNS

collage of faces from diverse backgroundsAfter the major success of RACE: Are We So Different? in 2017, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources decided to bring the exhibit back permanently. This version will be updated and work to serve the Southeast, as well as highlight the race-related stories that are unique to this part of the country.

The main messages of this exhibit are:

  • Race and human biological variation are separate concepts. The idea of race is about culture, not biology.
  • We need to understand when and why the idea of race was invented to make progress towards undoing it.
  • Race and racism are embedded in our everyday lives.