Panel Talk: Art and Activism
Thursday, March 22, 2018
The lives and work of Corita Kent and Faith Ringgold, featured in exhibitions at the Crocker through May 13, offer stirring examples of artistic practices extended into activism. In this provocative panel talk, we take inspiration from these women to hear from and about artists connecting art and social justice. Speakers will include Michael Duncan, a scholar and curator of Corita Kent's work, and Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins, a scholar of Black artists who has studied the work of Faith Ringgold for many years. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and share their own ideas about the role art can play to increase awareness of injustice and act as a bridge toward understanding divergent viewpoints.
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Corita Kent, Bread and Toast, 1965. Silkscreen on off-white wove paper, 16 7/8 x 26 3/8 in. Crocker Art Museum, gift of the Collection of Ernest A. Long III.
Faith Ringgold, Jazz Stories: Mama Can Sing, Papa Can Blow #1: Somebody Stole My Broken Heart, 2004. Acrylic on canvas with pieced border, 80 1/2 x 67 in. © Faith Ringgold, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.