Members Reading Group book discussion: "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson

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Books / Literature - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Friday, June 3, 2022
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: College, Adult, Elders
Location: Online
Description: Addressing identity as a socio-political issue has been a central theme for artists since the 1970s. The exhibition, Us Them We | Race Ethnicity Identity, will consider the ways that contemporary artists accentuate concepts like race and ethnicity through various visual strategies. We will read and discuss, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson as she explores how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. This book will enhance our appreciation and understanding of the art shown throughout the exhibition. We will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, May 11th, at 5:30pm for a discussion of the book. Then, we will tour the exhibition with co-curators, Nancy Kathryn Burns, Stoddard associate curator of prints, drawings and photographs at WAM, and Toby Sisson, associate professor and program director of studio art at Clark University. We will meet at the WAM Library on Friday, June 3rd at 1:00pm.
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Entered by: Worcester Art Museum

Created: October 27, 2021 at 2:28 PM

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