USA (Indiana University Purdue Indianapolis) Herron exhibition to explore Black creative responses to legacy of slavery

INDIANAPOLIS – The legacy of slavery will be the focus of a new exhibition at the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI, which will explore present-day issues surrounding race, power and inequality.

Past Is Present: Black Artists Respond to the Complicated Histories of Slavery,” curated by Jonathan Michael Square, explores creative responses to the legacy of slavery locally, nationally and globally. The works – including prints, paintings, ceramics, mixed media installations, sculptures, textiles and digital projections – resist easy narratives about African American history and add dimension to popular perceptions of enslavement.