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Inequality and Social Justice in a Changing World

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No world (from An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters), 2010 Etching With Aquatint, Sugarlift, Spit-bite, and Drypoint on Hahnemuhle Paper 30 3/8 X 39 3/4 in © Courtesy of the artist & The Weatherspoon Art Museum
Inequality and Social Justice in a Changing World

Corner of Spring Garden & Tate St
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
March 23rd, 2014 - June 22nd, 2014
Opening: March 23rd, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://weatherspoon.uncg.edu/
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
weatherspoon@uncg.edu
PHONE:  
336-334-5770
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue, Wed & Fri 10am-5pm Thu 10am-9pm Sat & Sun 1pm-5pm

DESCRIPTION

Social injustice has long motivated artists to create works of art as a form of protest and social commentary. The images in this exhibition, all from the museum's permanent collection, speak volumes about the conditions of the working class, disparities in global wealth and power, and the rights of women and ethnic groups in the modern world. Although not all the artists included would consider themselves activists, their artwork at minimum questions the traditional boundaries and hierarchies of culture as represented by those in power.

Museum staff members and professors in the Department of Sociology are collaborating to use these original artworks to encourage critical thinking and discussion among UNCG students and the larger museum community. Organized in conjunction with the Department of Sociology's Centennial Anniversary, the exhibition and its related programming will offer opportunities to explore these critical societal issues.