Curator Yinshi Lerman-Tan, PhD candidate in the Department of Art and Art History, speaks about the exhibition Blackboard, which brings together works that imitate, resemble, or feature a blackboard, to consider the relationship between art and education. The “blackboards” on view interrogate schooling, authority, literacy, form, and color. Blackboard will be a part of the 50 State Initiative organized by For Freedoms, a platform for artists and museums to encourage civic engagement.
IMAGE: Claes Oldenburg (U.S.A., b. Sweden, b. 1929), M. Mouse (with) 1 Ear (Equals) Tea Bag [Blackboard Version], 1973. Lithograph, screenprint, and chalk. Gift of Barbara Gray, 1991.126.18
This exhibition and accompanying publication are organized by the Cantor Arts Center as part of the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Registration is not required. This program is free and open to the public.