BLM + SLU: Moving Forward, a Virtual Exhibition | St. Lawrence University Richard F. Brush Art Gallery

BLM + SLU: Moving Forward, a Virtual Exhibition

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 to Wednesday, June 30, 2021
photo of george floyd tribute mural

George Floyd mural outside Cup Foods, Minneapolis, MN, 2020

Photo by Lorie Shaull

In the days after 9/11, the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery put up 15-foot long sheets of blank brown Kraft paper in the “hallway gallery,” a space usually dedicated to more traditional exhibitions of framed artworks. The St. Lawrence community was invited to contribute words, pictures, newspaper and magazine articles, and anything else that mattered to them as a way to reflect upon and share their responses to the attacks. A collaborative “installation” grew over time as a way to help students, faculty, and staff process and document the rapidly changing world around them.

Today, people struggle to make sense of the cruel and brutal killing of George Floyd while in police custody, an event which has sparked protests here in the United States and abroad. The COVID-19 pandemic has also revealed the deep racial and economic disparities that exist in the U.S. health care system for African-American, Latinx, and Native American communities.

In response, the Gallery asked St. Lawrence University students, faculty, staff, and alumni to submit digital artworks or photographs with accompanying statements for an online exhibition to be featured on the Gallery website. We will accept submissions until June 30, 2021.

Participating artists: