Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Fueled by a critical exploration of how race and language interact, McColl Center alumna artist Bethany Collins creates conceptually-driven multidisciplinary work. She has focused on issues related to justice, equality, and community as a Public Humanities Practitioner-in-Residence at Davidson College in 2019-20.
Lia Newman, Director and Curator of the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, curates interdisciplinary exhibitions and helps audiences find new access points into contemporary art. McColl Center alumnus artist Tom Stanley moderates as Collins and Newman discuss how Collins’s artwork was aligned with some of the goals of Davidson College’s Commission on Race and Slavery; and how artists’ work can elevate ongoing commitments to justice, equality and community in educational and cultural institutions.