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Artists, Racial Divides, and Cultural Inclusion

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America is at a crossroads. The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, and countless others have sparked a national movement, shed light on deep-rooted social injustice, and precipitated long overdue conversations on systemic racism.

The Rappaport Foundation and deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum have partnered to assemble a panel of world-renowned artists and educators to discuss the role art and cultural institutions play in creating a culture of racial equity. 

Following opening remarks by Phyllis Rappaport, Chair of the Rappaport Foundation, Sarah Montross, Senior Curator at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, will moderate a conversation among the following panelists:

  • Sonya Clark: 2020 Rappaport Art Prize winner, Professor, Amherst College
  • María Magdalena Campos-Pons: 2007 Rappaport Art Prize winner, Professor of Fine Arts & Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair of Fine Arts, Vanderbilt University
  • Sam Durant: 2017 Rappaport Art Prize winner, Faculty, CalArts, School of Arts
  • Daniela Rivera: 2019 Rappaport Art Prize winner, Barbara Morris Caspersen Associate Professor of Humanities; Associate Professor of Art, Wellesley College

Register to attend Speaking Our Minds: Artists, Racial Divides, and Cultural Inclusion, taking place online at 12:30pm (EST) on December 10, 2020.

About the Rappaport Foundation
The Phyllis & Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation partners with Boston’s leading institutions to promote and nurture emerging leaders in public policy, neurodegenerative disease, mental health and the arts. By doing so, the Foundation improves the quality of life in Boston and beyond while mobilizing new generations of collaborative leaders.

About deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Established in 1950 and located just twenty miles west of Boston, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is dedicated to fostering the creation and exploration of contemporary sculpture and art through a dynamic slate of rotating exhibitions, innovative learning opportunities, a constantly changing 30-acre landscape of large scale, modern, and contemporary sculptures, and site-specific installations. Thetrustees.org/decordova

About The Trustees
Founded in the city of Boston by landscape architect and open space visionary Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees is the nation’s first and the Commonwealth’s largest preservation and conservation non-profit. For more than 125 years, The Trustees have worked to preserve and protect dynamic, natural, and cultural sites — from beaches and community gardens to farms, historic homesteads, designed landscapes, and hiking trails — for public use and enjoyment. Today The Trustees is working to engage a larger constituency of Massachusetts residents, members, visitors, and public and private partners in our work to help protect our beloved and fragile natural, ecological, cultural, and coastal sites for current and future generations.

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