Explore the legacy of slavery through Black art
Past Is Present: Black Artists Respond to the Complicated Histories of Slavery raises important questions about slavery's past and present, reflecting on how this complicated history is not to be repeated in the future.
Local histories are used as a starting point for confronting slavery and its legacy. The exhibit features artworks created by African American artists in Indianapolis and beyond, like Mary Sibande, Lorna Simpson, Martin Puryear, Roberto Lugo, Sonya Clark, and Kara Walker, among others.
Historical artifacts from the Indiana Historical Society, the Indiana State Museum, the Indiana Archives and Records Administration, the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, are also on display.
Along with the historical objects, the featured works envision a better future by drawing creatively from histories of enslavement and its legacy.
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