We Are For Freedoms / Virtual Reception for the Artists
March 4, 2021
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
We Are For Freedoms
February 16 – April 30, 2021
We Are For Freedoms Virtual Reception for the Artists
Thursday, March 4, 5:00 p.m. ET
Join all ten artists in conversation with Education Curator Amanda Herman and For Freedoms Student Organizing Committee founder, Carolyn Parker-Fairbain (BFA 2022, W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies)
We Are For Freedoms is an interdisciplinary exhibition and related public program series at the UMCA in Spring 2021 in partnership with For Freedoms, a national non-profit arts platform for creative civic engagement and direct action. The UMCA commissioned a series of posters from local and regional artists, asking them to respond visually to their interpretation of freedom. The artists are: Javiera Benavente, Anne Beresford, Catherine D’Ignazio, Liz Chalfin, Andrae Green, Priya Nadkarni Green, Imo Imeh, Jonathan Jackson, kara lynch, and Ali Osborn. The original poster designs will be on view in the museum, and in the spirit of the exhibition, color reproductions will be available for free to museum visitors and downloadable after Feb. 16.
The exhibition will include a visual history of For Freedom’s national billboard project and will feature related materials from the UMass Amherst Libraries Special Collections Social Justice Archive.
This exhibition is presented in partnership with the national organization For Freedoms, and is supported by Florence Bank; a Campus Climate Improvement Grant from the UMass Amherst Office of Equity and Inclusion; and Women for UMass Amherst (WFUM).
This project has been supported by a grant from the Artists’ Resource Trust.
We thank the UMassFive College Federal Credit Union for their support of our 2021 exhibition program.
We appreciate the generous support of Applewood and Loomis Communities, and New England Public Media.