Thursday, March 21, 2019

Art on Brown vs. Board Education Supreme Court decision :: Art Exhibit Race

Fifty years ago the state of our splendid nation was quite different. The United States were not very united at all. Fifty years ago a court decision mark a change in community that Americans will experience forever. The dark-brown vs. Board Supreme Court decision gave the old ?separate only adequate? laws the boot. It marked the start of integration of public schools and universities. The process was not a smooth one to say the least, even so American society as it stands today is a far more equal because of it. just close we may be to equal it still is not yet equal. Artists of late have been expressing their view of American culture in galore(postnominal) different ways. A particular group of artists calls themselves societal Studies more than probable referring to their portrayal of American social issues. At Krannert Art Museum this year Social Studies put out their third exhibit featuring eight artists? works that set upon viewers to reflect on issues of identity, tolerance, equal rights, and integration as they wear to education now. When I walked in to the exhibit I noticed a very interesting portrait to begin with. It was five separate portraits of 2 women, one white, one black, both attempting to sit in the same chair. The cognomen of the work was Plessy vs. Ferguson, in memory of the Supreme Court decision that make segregation legal. The separate part seemed to hold true but the equal part was far more than lacking. Most cases seemed to be that there wasn?t enough to separate hence the reason for the two women struggling oer the same chair. This art took me awhile to gain because my brain had not been pitch to what I was actually witnessing. It wasn?t until I sat down on a retro style couch resting on a chromatic shag carpet rug facing a silent photograph projection. The obvious use of perspective in this art form helped me understand the side by side projection of two different family videos. iodin was footage from a Jewish family and the other was an African American family?s footage. some(prenominal) of the videos depicted family gatherings for celebrations such as barbeques, birthday parties, trips to Disney World and religious holidays.

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