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Art, Activism, and Contemporary Resonances of the 1935 NAACP exhibition “An Art Commentary on Lynching”

When: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Central

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and open to all, in person

Contact: Block Museum of Art   (847) 491-4000

Group: Block Museum of Art

Category: Lectures & Meetings


The NAACP’s 1935 exhibition, “An Art Commentary on Lynching,” and its use in anti-lynching activism represents a critical but often overlooked moment in American art history. Join us for a conversation about this historical exhibition, the intersection of art and activism, and connections to A Site of Struggle and our community today.  

Lecture by art historian, visual artist and curator Margaret Vendryes, followed by a discussion with Rev. Dr. Michael Nabors, senior pastor at Second Baptist Church, faculty member at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, and president of the Evanston-North Shore Branch of the NAACP.

Conversation moderated by Janet Dees, Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and curator of A Site of Struggle.


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