Addressing identity as a socio-political issue has been a central theme for artists since the 1970s. We Them Us | Race Ethnicity Identity considers how contemporary artists accentuate concepts like race and ethnicity through various visual strategies. Four formal devices serve as the basis for the show: text, juxtaposition, seriality and motif. Artists often employ one or more of these approaches as means of storytelling, protest and celebration. This exhibit aims to demonstrate how these organizing principles serve as a common tool through which personal and communal social status is explored.

We Them Us | Race Ethnicity Identity presents important loans and rarely seen objects from the permanent collection of the Worcester Art Museum. The exhibition is presented in two galleries and features over 50 objects spanning a wide range of media, including photography, prints, painting and sculpture. Highlights include works by Byron Kim, Roberto Lugo, María Magdelena Campos-Pons, and Lorna Simpson, among many others.

We Them Us is co-curated by Nancy Kathryn Burns, Stoddard Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at WAM, and Toby Sisson, Associate Professor and Studio Art Program Director at Clark University. The exhibition opens on February 19 and will continue until June 19, 2022.

For more information and tickets, visit worcesterart.org.

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