Race, Class, Gender ≠ (Do Not Equal) Character

Race, Class, Gender ≠ (Do Not Equal) Character

Oct. 1, 2005 - Sep. 3, 2006
Zanvyl A. Krieger Main Building

Image Gallery

"Klan Klock" by Benny Carter
"Klan Klock" by Benny Carter

nd clock, jewels, plastic toy, paints, markers Collection of Richard Bay

"Manhattan Subway" (top) and "Childhood Pastimes" (bottom) by David Samuel
"Manhattan Subway" (top) and "Childhood Pastimes" (bottom) by David Samuel

David Samuel Manhattan Subway 1993 carved and painted wood Collection of Alisa Malinovich Childhood Pastimes 2002 carved and painted wood Private collection

3 costumes for the Miss Alternative World Contest by Burnel Penhaul
3 costumes for the Miss Alternative World Contest by Burnel Penhaul

c. 2002 mixed media Collection of The Penhaul Family

"Out of the Always and Never" by Cher Shaffer
"Out of the Always and Never" by Cher Shaffer

2005 mixed media on paper Collection of Cher Shaffer

Sun on Flag “American flag was not created by the people of...” by Howard Finster
Sun on Flag “American flag was not created by the people of...” by Howard Finster

c. 1990 paint on wood Collection of William Paley

"Gas Station Play Ground" by Ralph Fasanella
"Gas Station Play Ground" by Ralph Fasanella

1983 oil on canvas Courtesy of ACA Galleries, New York

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About the Exhibition

"This focused on CHARACTER exhibition was inspired by the wise exhortation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — that character is what always matters most in any human being. Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Rosie O’Donnell were creative participants in this uplifting exhibition, filled with works by artists and visionaries from throughout history who dreamed of a world where their characters were not judged, their creative potential not limited, nor their livelihoods proscribed by factors of race, gender, ethnicity, or economic circumstance. A room devoted to the treatment of Japanese Americans unjustly interned during WW2, and the myth of race from a scientific viewpoint were shared alongside a gallery of portraits of African kings and queens by Morgan Monceau. "- Founder, Director, and Chief Curator, Rebecca Hoffberger on "Race, Class & Gender: 3 Things that Contribute “0” to CHARACTER (Because being a schmuck is an equal opportunity for everyone!)"

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