Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness
Artist Adam Morales, photo by Roger Manley
October 3, 2009 - September 5, 2010
"We think of big ideas like 'life' and 'liberty' as if they have to do with sweeping numbers of people," says curator Roger Manley, "but in fact they begin with the individual."
"The quest for human rights and the search for personal fulfillment, as proposed in the 1776 American Declaration of Independence, provide the starting point for this international exhibition. Works by the last surviving descendant of the Tsars of Russia, Iroquois Indians, French Revolutionaries, illegal immigrants, Algerian War veterans, Guantanamo Bay detainees, Holocaust survivors, incarcerated prisoners, African-American civil rights activists and Iraqi doctors are among the 86 visionary artists to be featured."