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McKelvey School of Engineering

In Conversation: 'Truths and Reckonings: The Art of Transformative Racial Justice'

Tuesday, September 29 | 5:00 PM

Virtual Event

Exploring the spring 2020 Teaching Gallery exhibition, "Truths and Reckonings: The Art of Transformative Racial Justice," this program features a recorded gallery tour followed by a live Q&A with the exhibition curator Geoff Ward, professor of African and African-American Studies in Arts & Sciences. The recording was originally created as part of a training session for the police departments of Washington University and the City of Clayton. With a walk-through of the exhibition, Ward discusses how art and art institutions contribute to transitional justice by confronting histories of racist violence and their legacies today. For the installation he selected artworks and visual culture materials from the Museum’s collection and Washington University Libraries that address racism. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the live Q&A immediately following the recorded tour.

This program is free, but registration is required. Register here >>

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Exhibits


Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts


Arts & Culture



Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Event Contact

Laura Foughty | lfoughty@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

“In Conversation” is a series of live online talks with artists, art historians, and scholars, exploring the intersections of art, history, and contemporary life. Bring your own questions and insights to these lively discussions from wherever you are.

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