Around the world, we must fight for education, architecture and art. Because, being civil means being willing to do the work necessary to protect a vision of beauty—to enshrine local, national and global treasures—to stand up and defend the ability to express oneself creatively. These things make the life water of the soul.
In the first part of my interview with curator Ruth Erickson, she talked about how the Leap Before You Look exhibition was designed to engage museum visitors. Now moving deeper in the dialog, Erickson talks more specifically about the different departments at Black Mountain College and how that influenced the exhibition
From the Works Project Administration (WPA) and the Harlem Renaissance, to Black Mountain College and Andy Warhol’s Factory, wherever there is revolutionary change one will always find the artist. And in the age of Black Lives Matter, history reminds us that liberation and social justice begin with creative expression.
Art is an often-overlooked yet powerful tool for long-lasting, positive change. Yet in America, on the national level, there's at least one strong professional advocate for the arts unwavering in his creative convictions and advocacy