Museum Lecture: "Walls Talking" Political & Cultural Street Murals Worldwide
Rosenwald Building, Museum
2142 Southern Drive (on Sweetheart Circle), Statesboro, GA
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presentation by GA Coll & State Univ Professor Valerie Aranda,
Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at MUSEUM
Proof of Attendance will be provided
Making special reference to Northern Irish murals, this illustrated lecture examines the relationship between art and social justice in the contemporary United States. A major element of the talk is the impact of the Mexican mural movement on U.S. murals, especially Chicana/o art and murals. Issues of race-ethnicity, class, gender, and identity politics will also be discussed as they relate to art as a form of social protest.
Valerie Aranda, Associate Professor of Studio Art at Georgia College and State University, is an internationally recognized muralist and scholar of murals. She has coordinated community mural projects across Georgia, as well as in California, Arizona, and Texas.
This concludes our lecture series in association with the student-generated Georgia Southern Museum Exhibit, “From Protest to Peace: Northern Irish Murals by the Bogside Artists” on display until January 20, 2013.
Please join us at the Museum for this engaging talk cohosted by the Museum, the Center for Irish Studies, and the University Honors Program.
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