The Museum's 2017 debut exhibition was made possible through the generous support of the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, which also supported some of this exhibition's travel to New York City in 2019. Subsequent exhibitions and projects have been supported by the museum's host and partner institutions, grants from the Puffin Foundation, Left Tilt Fund, and several smaller grants that support the travel of the artists we work with.
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By placing individuals at the center as both actors in and observers of history, we can build a historical culture around participation. Individuals, after all, experience, interpret, revisit, reinterpret in short, they remember and forget. Nations, cultures, and institutions can’t, even though politicians and pundits pretend they can. Individuals can discover, recognize, ignore, cross-examine, fear, dream, hope…by comparing their experiences and interpretations with those of others, individuals create empathy that permits them to enter into the experiences of people from other times, places, people from other backgrounds…people develop their empathy toward strangers not as political choices or philosophical abstractions but from intimate contacts with people around them.
– David Thelen
Museum of Capitalism
1675 7th Street #24738
Oakland, CA 94623