The premise is straightforward: an object’s view of history. But history is hardly straightforward. And so, in telling the incredible true stories of museum objects, the podcast touches on immigration, race, colonialism, and women’s roles. It puts museums at the center of some of the most fascinating and powerful movements in American culture—passions that are still playing out today.
The podcast takes up the challenge from a new generation of Americans demanding transparency and engagement from institutions like ours. The challenge to be truth-tellers and explainers of history—including our own.