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Art in the Time of Coronavirus

 

All We Ever Have Is Now

Image: "All We Ever Have Is Now," Jason DeLancey, mixed media collage on paper

Art is a form of creativity & meditation, gratitude & reflection, communication & advocacy. Art in the Time of Coronavirus features artwork by more than 30 professional and amateur artists from the Fox River Valley and the Greater Chicagoland area.

This exhibition includes photographs, ceramics, textiles, paintings, sculpture and works on paper made in the spring and early summer of 2020. This group show illustrates a range of responses to a time when many of us were asked to shelter-in-place. A period marked by uncertainty, isolation, and unpredictability, but also a time when we had more time.

Artists in Art in the Time of Coronavirus used quarantine as an opportunity to create meditative marks (Zanic, Grendze), produce provocative graphics (DeLancey, Trier), and generate vibrant designs (Accardo, Lynne, Coan). Other artists documented this historical moment by creating portraits of loved ones (Nelson, Youngdahl), expressing anxiety caused by the pandemic (Paso, Rusch, Tevonian) and focusing on the beauty of the everyday (Lebin, Springer, Reninger).

The Schingoethe Center would like to thank all the artists that contributed to this exhibition. We would also like to thank Karina Riscos (AU '19) for providing the Spanish translations for this exhibition.

El arte es una forma de creatividad y meditación, gratitud y reflexión, comunicación y defensa. Art in the Time of Coronavirus, presenta obras de arte de más de 30 artistas profesionales y aficionados del Fox River Valley y el área metropolitana, de Chicago.

Esta exposición incluye fotografías, cerámica, textiles, pinturas, esculturas y obras en papel, realizadas en la primavera y principios del verano de 2020. Esta muestra colectiva, ilustra una variedad de respuestas a una época, en la que a muchos de nosotros se nos pidió, que nos refugiáramos en el lugar. Un período marcado por la incertidumbre, el aislamiento y la imprevisibilidad, pero también un momento en el que tuvimos más tiempo.

Artistas en Art in the Time of Coronavirus, utilizaron la cuarentena como una oportunidad para crear marcas meditativas (Zanic, Grendze), producir gráficos provocativos (DeLancey, Trier) y generar diseños vibrantes (Accardo, Lynne, Coan). Otros artistas documentaron este momento histórico creando retratos de seres queridos (Nelson, Youngdahl), expresando la ansiedad causada por la pandemia (Paso, Rusch, Tevonian) y enfocándose en la belleza de lo cotidiano (Lebin, Springer, Reninger).

El Centro Schingoethe, desea agradecer a todos los artistas que contribuyeron a esta exposición. También nos gustaría agradecer a Karina Riscos (AU '19), por proporcionar las traducciones al español, de esta exposición

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Votes for Women:

A Portrait of Persistence

 

Voting for Women

Image:

Equality Is the Sacred Law of Humanity, c. 1903–1915
Lithograph by Egbert C. Jacobson Courtesy of Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

The story of women's suffrage is a story of voting rights, of inclusion in and exclusion from the franchise, and of our civic development as a nation. Join the Smithsonian in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment with Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence. This poster exhibition will explore the complexity of the women's suffrage movement and the relevance of this history to Americans' lives today.

The crusade for women's suffrage is one of the longest reform movements in American history. Between 1832 and 1920, women citizens organized for the right to vote, agitating first in their states or territories and also, simultaneously, through petitioning for a federal amendment. Based on the National Portrait Gallery exhibition of the same name, Votes for Women will broaden visitors' understanding of the suffrage movement in the United States. The poster exhibition will address women's political activism, explore the racism that challenged universal suffrage, and document the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment which prohibits the government from denying U.S. citizens the right to vote on the basis of gender. It will also touch upon the suffrage movement's relevance to current conversations on voting and voting rights across America.

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