Past is Present: Black Artists Respond to the Complicated Histories of Slavery

Presented by Herron Galleries at Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis IN

Sep 28 2022
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Jan 15 2023
Past is Present: Black Artists Respond to the Complicated Histories of Slavery

Mary Sibande, "Sophie Velucia in Conversation with Madame CJ Walker" (detail), 2009. Fiberglass, resin, fabric, and steel. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of Mary Sibande and Kavi Gupta. Photo by Eva Broekema.

Through contemporary African American art, ‘Past is Present’ explores the legacy of slavery in Indiana and beyond.

The exhibition includes contributions from Indianapolis-based and nationally renowned artists, displayed in dialogue alongside historical objects and documents. Paintings, sculpture, prints, digital projections, textile art, and several mixed media works will be displayed.

Past is Present: Black Artists Respond to the Complicated Histories of Slavery is curated by Jonathan Michael Square, Ph.D., assistant professor of Black visual culture at Parsons School of Design. It will be on view in the

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ADMISSION INFO

Herron’s exhibitions are free and open to the public at Eskenazi Hall, 735 W. New York St. Virtual tours of the exhibitions will be made available online.

Visit HerronGalleries.org for more information on the exhibitions, virtual tours, upcoming events, gallery hours, and parking.

Group tours can be scheduled by emailing hgallery@iupui.edu or calling 317-278-9410.

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Oct 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 3, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Oct 4, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Oct 5, 2022 at 11:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Oct 6, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 7, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 8, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 10, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Oct 11, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Oct 12, 2022 at 11:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Oct 13, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 14, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 15, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 17, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Oct 18, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Oct 19, 2022 at 11:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Oct 20, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 21, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 22, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 24, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Oct 25, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Oct 26, 2022 at 11:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Oct 27, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 28, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 29, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 31, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Nov 1, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Nov 2, 2022 at 11:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Nov 3, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Nov 4, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)

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Additional time info:

The following events will occur on campus in Eskenazi Hall’s Basile Auditorium in conjunction with the ‘Past is Present’ exhibition: Sonya Clark talk and opening reception, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 5:30 to 8 p.m.; The Rise and Deconstruction of Reconstruction: A One-Act Play, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 6 to 8 p.m.; and Looking Forward: Black Indianapolis Artists Imagine the Future, Saturday, Nov. 5, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Herron School of Art and Design

735 W. New York St., Eskenazi Hall, HR 224, Indianapolis, IN 46202

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COVID-19 Details

Face masks required: No
Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test required: No
Reservations required: No
Social distancing: No
Limited capacity: No

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