Up Close: A Different Gaze: Artists Crossing the Color Line

Dates:
Thu Feb 14, 13
Thu Feb 21, 13

Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Location:
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
314 South Park Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007

$20/KIA Members/$30 Non-members

Up Close: A Different GazeRegister in advance online, in person or by calling (269) 349-7775

Join Greg Waskowsky, Curator of Special Programs, to learn more about the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts' outstanding collection. With each series, guests will examine works of art and learn how they were made, the artists who made them, and why they are important enough to be part of our collection.

Many African-American artists choose to depict images of race and historical racism in their work in order to provoke reflection and discussion. There are also Caucasian artists who have also featured race and people of color in their art. When juxtaposed, how do these depictions differ from one another? Do Caucasion artist's images break down racial stereotypes or simply reinforce them? How accurate, or inaccurate would African Americans find Caucasian artists depiction of racism? This program will focus on artists in the KIA collection whose works raise these questions by crossing the color line. Among those featured will be Robert Gwathmey, Colleen Browning, and Stephen Scott Young.

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