Ideafest 2017

Why art matters in dangerous times


McPherson Library (LIB)025

March 8

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Why art matters in dangerous times

This lively panel argues that at a time when xenophobia, ethnocentrism, political tensions, and censorship are on the rise, art and the visualfrom the meme to the masterpiecehave more to offer society than ever before in human history. This panel event accompanies the exhibition Learning through looking: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Department of Art History & Visual Studies.

Presenters from the Department of Art History and Visual Studies: Victoria Wyatt, Astri Wright, Melia Belli, Evanthia Baboula and Lianne McLarty

Ideafest banner image credit: Mural created in the Za'atari Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan by Joel Artista and Ali Kiwan with the participation of local youth. Project partners were aptART, ACTED, Mercy Corps and UNICEF.