Life Altering: Selections from a Kansas City Collection

Dates: January 18 to March 1, 2022.

Location: BU Art Galleries (Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery 855 Commonwealth Avenue)

Featuring work by Jeffrey Gibson (Chocktaw/Cherokee) and Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooke/Crow) along with nearly a dozen other contemporary artistsCreated over the past 12 years, the works in this exhibit explore a rich array of meaning relevant to our present time.

Artists investigate the global inequity of wealth and power, social justice, race, slavery, colonialism, the experience of exile and the diaspora, identity, the important role of the body, LGBTQ+ issues, popular culture, the precarious balance between progress and technology, climate change, and the environment. Some artists draw from the traditions of their cultural heritage—African, American, Caribbean, Indian, Iranian, Iraqi, and Native American. These artists celebrate their heritage by reclaiming ownership of, and pride in, their cultural origins. Above all, the artists here express hope, courage, resilience, and determination in the service of a better future.

Free and open to the public.

Part of the Indigenous Voices in the Americas series.

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