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Third Thursday

August 17
5 – 9 pm

Not your average Thursday evening. Free!

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The Origin of the Blues / An Interview with Artist Ariel Jackson

Nancy Prophet fellow Amber Lopez interviews artist Ariel Jackson her video The Origin of the Blues

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"An Intimate and Fluid Painting of Modern Life"

Curator of painting and sculpture Maureen O'Brien discusses the limited options available to female painters, like Berthe Morisot, at the time she was painting Child in a Red Apron.

New Acquisition
Untitled, from the portfolio Prints for Protest

Audrey Danze Blood
Untitled, from the portfolio Prints for Protest, 2017
Screenprint on paper
Phil Seibert Alumni Acquisition Fund 2017.10.4

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More than 100 artists, scholars, designers, and students offer their perspectives on objects

Artist Programs

Explore how art and design can provoke fresh ideas and stimulate creativity

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Double Take

Two specialists offer their views on a single object.

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Manual: Give and Take

We . . . find ourselves in a historical moment that makes our interconnectedness both more visible and more complex. Boundaries—physical, geographical, ideological—have become more porous, and the institutions that have provided structure—while always deeply flawed—have shown themselves to be more vulnerable than some of us would have liked to believe. Old systems are breaking down, giving way. New ones will take hold.

—Mary-Kim Arnold, from the introduction to Issue 8: Give and Take

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