Aug 23rd 2018

Fragility of Democracies Across the Globe

@ Weinberg/Newton Gallery

300 W Superior St #203, Chicago, IL 60654

Opening Thursday, August 23rd, from 6PM - 8PM

On view through Saturday, September 15th

What does it take to sustain democracy? Across the globe, political and social tensions, eroding trust in institutions, and rising incidents of hatred and bigotry make this question more essential than ever. Karen Murphy, Facing History’s Director of International Strategy and artist Alison Ruttan will lead a discussion for educators and community members on how we can navigate these challenges as engaged citizens of the world.

This event is free and open to the public! RSVP is appreciated but not required.

This event is an element of Weight of a World, Weinberg/Newton Gallery’s current exhibition. Conceived of as a tool, Weight of a World presents artworks that elicit lessons to be learned – and to be taught – from global conflict, local lore, and cultural identity. Presented in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves, Weight of a World comprises sculptures, paintings, film, and supplementary programming that pivot upon two vast, inextricable categories: history and identity. The works on view recognize the roles of individuals within the long arc of history: how we are formed by our contexts, and how we may impact what comes next.

Artists: Alison Ruttan, Deborah Stratman, and Orkideh Torabi, with a program by Rebecca Keller.

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