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“Political Discourse”: Panel Discussion & Closing Reception

Dread Scott, <em> A Man Was Lynched by Police Yesterday, </em> 2015
Dread Scott, A Man Was Lynched by Police Yesterday, 2015
Event Start Date: April 05, 2017 - 6 p.m.
Event End Date: April 05, 2017 - 8 p.m.
Location: University Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 2120

This panel discussion highlights the current University Hall Gallery exhibition "Political Discourse," which focuses on politics, freedom of expression, and subversion in contemporary art.

The panel will consist of participating artists Steve Locke, Joiri Minaya, and Dread Scott, and William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture Director Barbara Lewis. The discussion will be moderated by Gallery Curator Sam Toabe.

The panel will be followed by a closing reception in the gallery.

About the Exhibition

"Political Discourse" is 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 Ojih Odutola, Dread Scott, Lorna Simpson, and William Villalongo. The exhibition gathers artworks that highlight the critical voices of artists belonging to marginalized groups of people in America, bringing together artists from the LGBTQ community, artists of color, immigrant artists, and female artists, to present a diverse set of perspectives on American culture and politics. 

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.