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Kennedy Museum: Expression and Repression: Contemporary Art Censorship in America

October 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - December 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Free

Expression and Repression: Contemporary Art Censorship in America

October 27, 2017 – December 22, 2017

Kennedy Museum of Art

East Gallery 1

Curated by Erica Spilger, BA Art History (2018)

Reception: Friday Oct. 27, 6–7:30 p.m.

This Honors Tutorial College student thesis exhibition explores how selected contemporary artists have been affected by censorship after the height of the ”culture wars” (1980s to 1990s) in the United States. This one-room exhibition focuses on four artists who address social issues in their work, most prominently race and sexuality. The controversial nature of these and many other works aroused heated debate on the national level over the role of art as social criticism, and the provocative means employed by artists. The artists featured in this exhibition are Kara Walker, Sue Coe, David Wojnarowicz and John Sims.

Gallery Hours

M, T, W, F: 10am – 5pm
Th: 10am – 8pm
Sat. Sun: 1 – 5pm

University Holidays: Closed

Details

Start:
October 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am
End:
December 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://calendar.ohio.edu/site/finearts/event/exhibition-expression-and-repression/

Venue

Kennedy Museum of Art
The Ridges Building 1 100 Ridges Circle
Athens, OH 45701 United States
Website:
https://www.ohio.edu/museum/

Organizer

Lori Spencer
Phone:
740.593.1304
Email:
stumpl@ohio.edu