Gallery Talk: Truths & Reckonings

February 10, 2020
5:30 pm

Geoff Ward, associate professor and associate chair in the Department of African & African-American Studies in Arts & Sciences, will discuss his Teaching Gallery exhibition, Truths and Reckonings: The Art of Transformative Racial Justice. Through a selection of artworks from the Museum's collection and objects from the Washington University Libraries, the exhibition considers how art and its presentation can bear witness to difficult truths–colonialism, enslavement, lynching–and the need to reckon with injustice and contribute to repair.

Free and open to the public.

Image credit

Glenn Ligon (American, b. 1960), detail of Untitled (Two White/Two Black), 1992. Softground etching, aquatint, spit bite, and sugarlift, 25 1/8 x 17 1/2". University purchase, Charles H. Yalem Art Fund, 1997.