Exhibit: Citizens: Response, Rhetoric, Representation

Thursday, April 22, 2021
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Visual Arts
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Anna Wall
850-432-6247
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Art and Design
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http://ems.uwf.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=10659

April 17- July 4, "Exhibit: Citizens: Response, Rhetoric, Representation" will be on exhibit at the PMA. 

As the UWF 2021 Common Read, Claudia Rankine’s award-winning, genre-defying "Citizen: An American Lyric" created a safe space for students to engage with issues of race during a time of national reckoning with racism. Woven into classes in English, Art, and Honors, Citizen engaged students with the banal, daily experience of racism in this country, those so-called “micro-aggressions” that are, in fact, expressions of larger social and historical narratives.

As a collage of poetry, prose, and visual art, "Citizen" invites exploration into the creative potential of different media and the ways that they speak to one another. This exhibition represents a collection of student work across disciplines based on their engagement with "Citizen." Taken together, it mirrors the hybrid forms of Rankine’s work and gives us a snapshot into the robust creative and critical energies we will need to confront the insistent, everyday injustices of our times.

For more information, visit pensacolamuseum.org.  

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