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“A Site of Struggle: American Art Against Anti-Black Violence,” exhibition curated with assistance from PhD candidate Alisa Swindell

Darryl Cowherd Stop White Police from Killing Us – St. Louis, MO, c. 1966-67 Gelatin Silver Print Image: 15 x 19 in., mat: 20 x 24 ¼ in., paper 16 x 20 in

Originating at Northwestern's Block Museum of Art "A Site of Struggle: American Art against Anti-Black Violence" explores how artists have engaged with the reality of anti-Black violence and its accompanying challenges of representation in the United States over a 100 + year period. This exhibition is curated by Janet Dees, the Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Block, with assistance from Art History PhD candidate Alisa Swindell, associate curator of photography at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. Congratulations, Alisa!

"The exhibition features approximately 65 works in a wide range of media from collections around the U.S. “A Site of Struggle” will examine works by artists spanning more than 100 years from the anti-lynching campaigns of the 1890s to the founding of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2013. Conceived in 2016, the project continues to be informed by the current national reckoning on racial violence." (quoted from Northwestern News Center)