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"From the Ted Talk by Ariana Curtis: Museums should honor the everyday, not just the extraordinary"

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yes — is significant. And an Afro-Latina. The Smithsonian has _________ her costumes, her shoes, her ________, her postage stamp and this reimagining ... by artist Tony Peralta. When I collected and displayed this work, it was a victory for ________ contradictions. Pride in displaying a dark-skinned Latina, a black _____, whose hair is in large rollers which __________ your hair, perhaps a nod to white beauty standards. A refined, _________ woman in oversized, chunky gold jewelry. When this work was on view, it was one of our most Instagrammed pieces, and visitors told me they connected with the everyday elements of her _____ skin or her rollers or her _______. Our collections include Celia Cruz and a rare portrait of a young Harriet Tubman ... iconic clothing from the ____________ Oprah Winfrey. But museums can literally change how hundreds of ________ of people see women and which women they see. So rather than always the first or the famous, it's also our responsibility to show a regular ________ at the beauty _____, the art of door-knocker earrings ...

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Original Text

yes — is significant. And an Afro-Latina. The Smithsonian has collected her costumes, her shoes, her portrait, her postage stamp and this reimagining ... by artist Tony Peralta. When I collected and displayed this work, it was a victory for symbolic contradictions. Pride in displaying a dark-skinned Latina, a black woman, whose hair is in large rollers which straighten your hair, perhaps a nod to white beauty standards. A refined, glamorous woman in oversized, chunky gold jewelry. When this work was on view, it was one of our most Instagrammed pieces, and visitors told me they connected with the everyday elements of her brown skin or her rollers or her jewelry. Our collections include Celia Cruz and a rare portrait of a young Harriet Tubman ... iconic clothing from the incomparable Oprah Winfrey. But museums can literally change how hundreds of millions of people see women and which women they see. So rather than always the first or the famous, it's also our responsibility to show a regular Saturday at the beauty salon, the art of door-knocker earrings ...

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