On View
Apr 2, 2004–May 23, 2004

This exhibition brought together eight important contemporary artists to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation case. The participating artists—Dawoud Bey, Sanford Biggers, Brett Cook-Dizney, Virgil Marti, Gary Simmons, Carrie Mae Weems, Pamela Vander Zwan, and Jennifer Zackin—each have a history of producing art that deals directly with gender, class, race, and politics. The exhibition not only drew attention to the historical court decision, but also provoked viewers to meditate on issues of identity, tolerance, and integration as they relate to education today.

Exhibition programming

April 7
5:30 pm: Artists@Krannert
Talk by exhibiting artist Pamela Vander Zwan

May 5
4 pm: Artists@Krannert
Talk by exhibiting artist Carrie Mae Weems


Guest curator: David O'Brien