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After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy
November 19, 2009 - March 7, 2010

After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy illuminates how the events Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968exhibit, which will be concurrently on view at the Skirball Cultural Center, After 1968, features recent and newly commissioned works of art by a group of young, emerging artists and collectives, all born in or after 1968. They include Deborah Grant, Adam Pendleton, Jefferson Pinder, Nadine Robinson, Leslie Hewitt, Otabenga Jones and Associates, and Hank Willis Thomas. Challenged to explore new contexts for interpreting the civil rights era, the artists processed the information through their own experience and created projects in all media that speak to realities of today. While exploring the continuing relevance of progressive social change, the artists addressed such topics as racial identity, commodity culture, American violence, and political agency.  As part of the Skirball/CAAM collaboration you are encouraged to visit the Skirball Cultural Center to view their exhibits Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968, Breach of Peace: Photographs of Freedom Riders by Eric Etheridge and An Idea Called Tomorrow-2.

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