Art and Social Justice
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About the Event
Creating visual art is a central way that individuals express the complexity of human experience. The artists Horace Pippin and Kara Walker create works that take very different approaches to representing experiences of racism in America. An examination of Pippin’s work from 1943 and Walker’s work from 2005 provides rich source material for connecting America’s past to racism today, and examining the role of art in social justice movements.
Art history scholar Jerry Philogene (Associate Professor, American Studies), Historian Say Burgin (Assistant Professor, History), and American Studies scholar Vincent L. Stephens (Director, Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity), explore key works from Walker and Pippin to discuss the relevance of art to contemporary life.
In Fall 2021 The Trout Gallery hosts the exhibitions Tracing Slavery: Moses Williams and Kara Walker, and Horace Pippin: Racism and War
Co-sponsored by the Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity and The Trout Gallery