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Blackboard brings together works that imitate, resemble, or feature a blackboard, to consider the relationship between art and education. The “blackboards” on view interrogate schooling, authority, literacy, form, and color. Drawing on the Cantor’s permanent collection, the exhibition features work by Raymond Saunders, Jasper Johns, Laura Volkerding, and Enrique Chagoya. Blackboard will be a part of the 50 State Initiative organized by For Freedoms, a platform for artists and museums to encourage civic engagement.
IMAGE: Claes Oldenburg (U.S.A., b. Sweden, b. 1929), M. Mouse (with) 1 Ear (Equals) Tea Bag [Blackboard Version], 1973. Lithograph, screenprint, and chalk. Gift of Barbara Gray, 1991.126.18
This exhibition and accompanying publication are organized by the Cantor Arts Center as part of the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Ongoing every day from September 19, 2018 through January 27, 2019.
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Cantor Arts Center, just off Palm Drive, at Museum Way and Lomita Drive Map
Cantor Arts Center: Open Wed-Mon, 11am - 5pm, Thurs until 8pm. CLOSED TUES
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