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Gallery Conversation: Intersections

July 13, 2018
Meet in Griffin Court
Free with museum admission

The theme for this week's Intersections is Incivility and Civil Discourse.

In recent weeks, both politicians and everyday citizens have increasingly advocated for using incivility as a way of registering dissent. Others argue that in such a divided world people should not be ostracized or turned away for their beliefs—political or otherwise—in order to leave space for common understanding. During this month’s Intersections, we’ll look at artwork that grapples with historical uses of incivility—even violence—in the face of injustice, and talk about the place of civility in uncivil times.

In this interactive series, the Art Institute’s encyclopedic collection serves as a catalyst for conversations about urgent social questions and current events. Come ready to participate and create community through dialogue about art. Facilitators select featured artworks and post them here in advance of each discussion in order to be responsive to an ever-changing world.    

Visit the calendar to view upcoming Intersections programs on the second Friday of each month.

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Kerry James Marshall. Africa Restored (Cheryl as Cleopatra), 2003. Gift of Susan and Lewis Manilow.