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“Insider/Outsider” (November 1–December 15, 2019) spans the ongoing development of social realism, which established itself as a strong current in American visual art beginning with the Ashcan School in the first decade of the 20th century. A shock to many early viewers, social realist art ignored academic traditions and center-staged subjects culled from the working class, the underclass, immigrant enclaves, and the destitute, and it achieved its aims without idealization or sentimental gloss. “Insider/Outsider” follows this current into the 21st…Find out more »
Award-winning visual artist Michelle Angela Ortiz's “Las Madres de Berks” documentary shares the testimonials of four mothers that were detained for two years with their children at The Berks County Residential Center, a family prison in Pennsylvania. Ortiz’s main community partner, the Shut Down Berks Coalition has been fighting to close down the Berks family prison for three years. A panel discussion with artist Michelle Angela Ortiz and representatives from the Shut Down Berks Coalition will follow the documentary. This…Find out more »
Lecture by Leo Mazow, Louise B. and J. Harwood Cochrane Curator of American Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Va. Musical performance by The Coverlets, featuring Leo Mazow and Brittany Stephenson This event is held in conjunction with the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery exhibit “Insider/Outsider” (Nov. 1–Dec. 15, 2019). Image: Edward Hopper (American, 1882–1967), “Night Shadows,” 1921, etching on wove Van Gelder Zonen paper, 6 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, Dr.…Find out more »