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

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

Presented by Herron Galleries at Herron School of Art and Design

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 Herron Galleries of Eskenazi Hall from Sept. 28, 2022, through Jan. 14, 2023.

The exhibition is made possible by a generous grant from the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation and The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate.

On Sept. 28, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., featured artist Sonya Clark will deliver a talk. The event will be followed by an opening reception, concluding at 8 p.m. Support for Clark’s talk is provided by ESL-Spectrum in Indianapolis.

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.

Phone: 317-278-9410

Email: hgallery@iupui.edu

Dates & Times

2022/09/28 - 2023/01/15

  • Nov 28, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Nov 29, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Nov 30, 2022 at 11:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 1, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 2, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 3, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 5, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 6, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 7, 2022 at 11:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 8, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 9, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 12, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 13, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 14, 2022 at 11:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 15, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 16, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 17, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 19, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 20, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 21, 2022 at 11:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 22, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 23, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 24, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 27, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 28, 2022 at 11:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 29, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 30, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 31, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jan 3, 2023 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Jan 4, 2023 at 11:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jan 5, 2023 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jan 6, 2023 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jan 7, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jan 9, 2023 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Jan 10, 2023 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Jan 11, 2023 at 11:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jan 12, 2023 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jan 13, 2023 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jan 14, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)

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.

Location Info

Herron School of Art and Design

735 W. New York St., Indianapolis, IN 46202