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Art of Resistance at Iowa State: A Virtual Exploration

Author: perkinsk

The First Amendment’s right to assemble and to petition is not the only path toward change. Art can be a highly effective form of resistance. Join the experts from University Museums on a virtual exploration of works of art on campus that seek to challenge the status quo. Questions from the audience will be encouraged.

Lilah Anderson, Curator of Education and Visual Literacy Program
Lilah Anderson is Curator of Education and Visual Literacy Program for University Museums. Anderson directs the Museums’ education program, overseeing a robust roster of public programs as well as curriculum programs for Iowa State students and educational exhibition series. She also leads tours, discussions and lectures for University students and the public.

Sydney Marshall, Curator of the Art on Campus Program, Anderson Sculpture Garden and Christian Petersen Art Museum
Sydney Marshall is a Curator with University Museums at Iowa State University. Sydney works with committees to acquire objects for the Art on Campus Collection, maintains the public art collection, and coordinates exhibitions in the Anderson Sculpture Garden and the Christian Petersen Art Museum.

Adrienne Gennett, Curator of the Brunnier Art Museum
Adrienne Gennett is the Associate Curator of Collections and Education with University Museums, Iowa State University. Gennett curates multiple exhibitions at the Brunnier Art Museum throughout the academic year, along with creating unique curriculum interactions using the Museums permanent collection across the various colleges and departments.

Moderated by Julie Roosa

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First Amendment Days, April 12-16, 2021, is Iowa State University’s annual weeklong celebration of our First Amendment freedoms – religion, speech, press, assembly, petition. It’s hosted by the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication’s First Amendment Committee. See the complete schedule.