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The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts features gallery exhibitions of work from regional, national and international artists throughout the year and hosts a range of events including concerts, performance art, artist receptions and gallery talks. On April 27th, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., UICA will present a panel talk featuring Dr. David Pilgrim and invites the public to join the conversation.
Dr. David Pilgrim is one of this country's leading experts on issues relating to multiculturalism, diversity, and race relations. Dr. Pilgrim is best known as the founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum, a 5,000 piece collection of racist artifacts located at Ferris State University. Dr. Pilgrim is FSU’s Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and an FSU Distinguished Teacher.
The event will feature a welcome and performance by spoken word poet, Kyd Kane, and an opportunity to see the works on view as part of "US IS THEM", a powerful exhibition which features works by 42 international artists who confront issues of politics, religion, and racism. The exhibition presents more than 50 individual contemporary artworks across a diverse range of media including painting, sculpture, photography, and video. The event is free for UICA Members and free with admission. To learn more, visit http://www.uica.org/events/.
Founded in 1977, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) is Michigan’s largest contemporary arts center and a dynamic, multidisciplinary laboratory for the advancement of the art of our time. UICA actively challenges both artists and audiences to new levels of dialogue, creative pursuit, reflection, and illumination through: groundbreaking visual arts exhibitions, thought-provoking performances and presentations, studio programs for local artists, cutting edge films, as well as educational and expressive arts programs for youth and adults.
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