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Unprecedented: Art in Times of Crisis

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What does it mean to live in unprecedented times? Prior to the global pandemic in 2020, generation-defining crises included the Great Depression, the world wars, and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Such challenges are intensified when we add the persisting issues of climate change, AIDS, genocide, mental health, and systemic racism that continue to be denied, ignored, and unresolved.

This exhibition explores art produced in response to either global or internal events experienced during periods of plight. The works in Unprecedented are artists’ expressions and documentation of humanity’s ability to weather times of uncertainty and upheaval.

This exhibition was organized by Associate Curator for Exhibitions Christian Wurst.

Exhibition support is provided by Sheldon Art Association.