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Toward Common Cause @ Weinberg/Newton Gallery

My friends are picking flowers, by Salvador Gómez Jiménez, Chiapas, Mexico 1991 – Wendy Ewald

Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40 – Wendy Ewald & Amalia Mesa-Bains
Sep 24 – Dec 18, 2021

Outdoor Reception Sep 25, 2-5pm

“Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40 is an expansive, multi-venue exhibition taking place across the city of Chicago that explores the extent to which certain resources—air, land, water, and even culture—can be held in common. Raising questions about inclusion, exclusion, ownership, and rights of access, the exhibition considers art’s vital role in society as a call to vigilance, a way to bear witness, and a potential act of resistance.

Organized by the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago in collaboration with more than two dozen exhibition, programmatic, and research partner organizations, Toward Common Cause features work by twenty-nine visual artists who have been named MacArthur Fellows since the award program’s founding in 1981.”

Weinberg/Newton Gallery
688 N Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642


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