This is America*

Oct 6 2020 to Feb 13 2021
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Wendy Ewald, Talk, from the series African American Alphabet, 2000, gelatin silver print.

This is America* is an exhibition originally planned to coincide with the 2020 presidential election, looking at aspects of history, citizenry, race, dignity, power, and struggle. In recent months, our country has been shaken by a global pandemic and waves of social unrest centered around civil rights abuses and policing practices. Additional works have been added to reflect these conditions.  

Selections from the Museum’s permanent collection, as well as art gathered from various studios, galleries, and private collections come together to create a dense environment that challenges the viewer to sort out their knowledge of, and feelings about, living in America at this volatile time. 

How are historical figures and US citizens understood today? What can art offer us at a time of brutal videos of street murders, and rising COVID-19 death tolls? How can the Museum play a role as an intellectual safe space for the discussion of difficult topics and uncertain outcomes? UK faculty and invited guests will contribute interpretive wall texts, reading lists, soundtracks, and other materials to expand even further this multi-voiced exhibition. 

Artists include Paul Stephen Benjamin, Louis Zoellar Bickett, Amber Boardman, Daniel Bozhkov, Mel Chin, Elliott Erwitt, Wendy Ewald, Robert Feintuch, Leon Golub, Osvaldo Louis Guglielmi, Keith Haring, Jon Henry, Carolyn Hisel, Mike Howard, Lester Johnson, Reuben Kadish, Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, Wayne Koestenbaum, Barbara Kruger, John Lackey, Donald Lipski, Frank Weathers Long, Gina Magid, Gordon Parks, Joseph Peragine, Alix Pearlstein and Suzanne McClelland, Kay Rosen, Wendy Bolton Rowland, Tad Savinar, Mira Schor, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Bonita Skaggs-Parsons, Aaron Skolnick, Gilbert Stuart, Sheldon Tapley, Tony Tasset, Frank X Walker, William Walmsley, Andy Warhol, Paul Weller, John Wesley, David Wischer, Jessica Wohl, and Michael Wong. 

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