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VISUAL DISOBEDIENCE: Iowa Artists Dissent, Propose Actualize! Exhibition

Visit the Anderson Gallery to view Lenore Metrick-Chen's curated exhibition, Visual DisObedience: Iowa Artists Dissent, Propose, Actualize!

The artists in VISUAL DISOBEDIENCE respond to the current state of affairs in our culture. Their artworks are a form of concentrated awareness. The saying that “visual artists make the invisible visible” proves true in this exhibition: the artists allow us to see relationships between mandates handed down by our governing system and the results on human beings. These relationships would otherwise be invisible abstractions: the mandate and the result widely separated by time and distance. Artworks included in the exhibit raise questions and propose new ideas, and at times they create desirable alternatives to present circumstances.

Artists showcased in this exhibition include Miriam Alarcon Avila, Paul Brenin, Drew Cameron & Combat Paper, Phillip Chen, Tom Christison, David Dunlap, Mira Engler, John Fender, Donté K. Hayes, Edward V. Kelley, Emily Newman, M. Ryan Noble, Mitchell Squire, Rob Stephens, Taylor Yocom. 

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday from Noon - 4pm and Thursdays until 8pm while classes are in session. This exhibit and all related programming are free and open to the public. 

Friday, February 14, 2020

Anderson Gallery
Des Moines, IA 50311

Event Type



Arts & Entertainment, Equity & Inclusion, Discussion


Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public




Free and open to the public

Visual Art Association of Drake
Anderson Gallery, College of Arts & Sciences: Fine Arts


Contact Name

Julia Franklin

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