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ARTIVISM READING LIST: Museums and Social Justice

Hammer Curator Erin Christovale on How Museums Can Support Social Justice Jasmine Wahi, Social Justice Curator Common Ground: Curatorial Activism Art Curation as Political Organizing | Curatorial Activism for Social Change Conversations on Art and Activism Why 2021 Will be Momentous for Social Justice in Museums Taking A Stand Against Neutrality: The Role of SocialContinue reading "ARTIVISM READING LIST: Museums and Social Justice"

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Artivism Reading List | Curatorial Activism

“Curatorial Activism” is a term I use to designate the practice of organizing art exhibitions with the principle aim of ensuring that certain constituencies of artists are no longer ghettoized or excluded from the master narratives of art” -Maura Reilly BOOKS Curatorial Activism: Toward an Ethics of Curating Curating as Anti-Racist Practice (available through I-Share)Continue reading "Artivism Reading List | Curatorial Activism"

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BAD ART: Kitsch, Camp, & Craft

Join us for both a celebration and examination of artmaking and work often relegated and dismissed as “BAD” by audiences and/or the establishment. Black Velvet Paintings. Camp Cinema. Pop Music. The tensions between High Brow and Low Brow. Art and Craft. “Insider” vs. “Outsider”. High Culture vs. Pop.  This semester’s focus topic will also carefully examineContinue reading "BAD ART: Kitsch, Camp, & Craft"

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ARTIVISM | Call for Curators

The Library’s ARTIVISM project is currently seeking student, staff, faculty, and alumni curators for upcoming exhibitions in our dedicated ARTIVISM gallery space on the Library’s 5th Floor. ARTIVISM  explores the intersections of political action and creative work across genre.   From written manifestos to street art, from political theatre to documentary film, this ongoing initiative willContinue reading "ARTIVISM | Call for Curators"

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Digital Display | Queer Art & Activism

Our Work Is Everywhere: An Illustrated Oral History of Queer and Trans Resistance Queer X Design: 50 Years of Signs, Symbols, Banners, Logos, and Graphic Art of LGBTQ Queer Images: A History of Gay and Lesbian Film in America The Art of Protest: A Visual History of Dissent and Resistance Fabulous: The Rise of theContinue reading "Digital Display | Queer Art & Activism"

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