Fall 2020 Guidance
In response to COVID-19, university courses and operations remain predominantly online for fall.
Events Sunday, Nov 1, 2020 - Monday, Dec 21, 2020

Visual Voices: Lesley Art + Design and the Art of Protest

Lunder Arts Center, 1801 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140

Add to Calendar 2020-11-01T08:00:00 2020-12-21T17:00:00 America/New_York Visual Voices: Lesley Art + Design and the Art of Protest See our new exhibit of protest art. Lunder Arts Center, 1801 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge,, MA 02140 Andrew Mroczek andrew.mroczek@lesley.edu
Wall of screens and posters

This fall, Lesley College of Art and Design Exhibitions, along with the Office of Community Engagement, invited art and design students, alumni, faculty, and staff to submit an original protest poster or animated gif for a pop-up exhibition held in the street-facing windows of the Lunder Arts Center’s Roberts Gallery. The exhibition is a visual representation of the voices at LA+D who demand justice, safety, and equality for all human beings.

Visual Voices is best viewed in the evenings after sunset and is visible from Massachusetts Avenue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The right to protest is integral to democracy. It helps shape civil, political, economic, and social structures and often unveils injustices and corruption within these systems. This year we’ve witnessed the importance of protest by exposing racism and human rights violations through the Black Lives Matter Movement. Since the 2016, presidential election we’ve seen the number of protests grow exponentially each year – specifically those supporting several important movements including women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and the right to vote – and others addressing critical issues including police brutality, climate change, access to healthcare, refugee and immigrant rights, gun reform, and the corruption within our political system, to name a few. In all instances, protest posters have played a key role in spreading awareness to create positive change.

Andrew Mroczek