Addresses the relationships between artists and educators, museums and communities to highlight the significance of the arts as an instrument of social justice, inclusion, equity, and protection of the environment.
Documents the emergence of the Feminist Art Movement of the 1970s. Performance art, social protest and public art, and collaboration; exploration of such formerly taboo aesthetic areas as "Pattern and Decoration"; and subjects such as divinity and the body viewed from female perspectives are among the multiple aspects explored.
Engages readers in critical conversations by activists, scholars, and artists reflecting on national and transnational legacies of African American activism as an element of artistic practice, particularly as they concern artistic expression and race relations, and the intersections of creative processes with economic, sociological, and psychological inequalities.
Contemporary art is increasingly concerned with swaying the opinions of its viewer. To do so, it employs various strategies to convey a political message. This book provides readers with the tools to decode and appreciate political art.
Examines, analyzes and critically reflects upon the museum's relationship to activism and explores their largely untapped potential as key intellectual and civic resources to address inequalities, injustice and environmental challenges.