William Kentridge (South African, b. 1955); Drawing from Felix in Exile, 1994; charcoal and pastel on paper. Courtesy of the Artist and Marian Goodman Fallery, NY. x1200
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Call Out to High School Students: We Want to Hear from You!

As an educator at WCMA, I can’t wait to talk with students about our new exhibition, Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972­­–1987. Asco began as a tight-knit core group of four artists who all attended the same high school in East Los Angeles. They began working collaboratively in the late 1960s and early 1970s to create artwork to protest how they, as Chicanos, felt invisible, without representation…

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Posing Beauty: Behind the Scenes

“How many of you have been here before?” Nine weeks into the run of the exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture, I have come to expect that at least a handful of students will raise their hand. Some have been to the show three and four times. “Don’t worry,” I say, “every tour is different.”

Posing Beauty is a large exhibition of photographs that explores issues of body image, identity, gender, and race. I have lead tours of Posing Beauty…

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