Into the ROC: Memorial Art Gallery (MAG)

Join Into the ROC as we explore the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG). Since its founding in 1913, the Memorial Art Gallery’s collection has grown to more than 13,000 works of art. Representing cultures from around the world and across millennia, the permanent collection is renowned for its breadth and its quality.

In particular, we will be visiting the "National Anthem" exhibit. The Forman Gallery will host an original watercolor, two lightboxes, and a video by Japanese-German-American artist Kota Ezawa (b. 1969). These works are from Ezawa’s critically acclaimed “National Anthem” series about the NFL athletes who, starting in 2016, engaged in peaceful protests against police brutality and the oppression of people of color in the US. The centerpiece of the project, the critically acclaimed video installation National Anthem (2018), features a soundtrack of “The Star-Spangled Banner” while the artist’s distinctive watercolor animation shows players “taking a knee” on the field.

ASL interpretation will be offered. A bus will leave the Sentinel Statue promptly at 10:30 a.m. If you would like to purchase refreshments, please plan accordingly.

Grace Carlic
(585) 475-6056
Event Snapshot
When and Where
February 04, 2023
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Room/Location: Memorial Art Gallery

This is an RIT Only Event

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