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Exhibition view of <i>Political Discourse</i> on view through April 15th, 2017


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  • Political Discourse | Image Gallery

On view:

Political Discourse

Feb 21 – April 15, 2017

Public reception: February 26, 2017 from 2–6 pm

A group exhibition of political art and art made political by its context, with works by:

Ryan Arthurs, Elaine Bay, Chitra Ganesh, Mariam Ghani, Raúl Gonzalez III & IV, Jenny Holzer, Steve Locke, Joiri Minaya, Toyin Odutola, Dread Scott, Lorna Simpson, and William Villalongo

Political Discourse is a group exhibition that highlights criticality in contemporary art through the voices of artists belonging to marginalized groups of people in America. This exhibition presents a diverse set of perspectives on American culture and politics, celebrating the creations and expressions of under-represented members of our society. With artworks from emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in the US, Political Discourse brings together artists from the LGBTQ community, artists of color, immigrant artists, and female artists. This exhibition is organized by UMass Boston’s new gallery curator, Samuel Toabe.

About the gallery:

The University Hall Gallery at UMass Boston is a center of visual arts, presenting original and traveling exhibitions for the Art Department, the campus, and the region with an aim to make exhibitions and exhibition programming culturally and educationally dynamic and accessible. Our mission is to serve as a community forum for cultivating pluralism, fostering dialog, and enhancing educational opportunities for the enjoyment of and interaction with original works of art.

The gallery is always free and open to the public.

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University Hall Gallery is located on the first floor of University Hall, in Room 1220. 
University Dr. N, Boston, MA 02125


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