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A Site of Struggle: American Art against Anti-Black Violence

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A Site of Struggle
Photograph: Courtesy Darryl Cowherd and the Museum of Contemporary Photography
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Time Out says

This free exhibition explores how art has been used to protest, process, mourn and memorialize anti-Black violence within the United States.

Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art presents A Site of Struggle: American Art against Anti-Black Violence, an expansive collection of 65 works from around the nation. This moving new exhibit asks how art has been used to protest, process, mourn and memorialize anti-Black violence for over a century. 

Interesting race, violence, and art by investigating the varied strategies American artists have used to grapple with anti-Black violence, the artwork ranges from literal to metaphorical. And while it may be showcasing works created between the 1890s and 2013 — it speaks to contemporary artistic practice within a longer history of American art and visual culture. Featured artists include Darryl Cowherd, Elizabeth Catlett, Emory Douglas, Melvin Edwards, Dox Thrash, and many more.

The Block Museum of Art is always free and open to all. Located at 40 Arts Circle, Evanston, IL 60208. Hours: Wednesday to Friday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., closed Monday and Tuesday. 

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Wednesday to Friday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., closed Monday and Tuesday
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