Sarasota Art Museum

Artwork courtesy of the Sarasota Art Museum

The Sarasota Art Museum is bringing conversations about race to the forefront with a new exhibit opening on May 29.

“Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott” will showcase 50 total works from Robert Colescott’s 53-year career. The museum says the artwork created by “one of America’s most compelling and controversial artists” will bring both diversity and racial stereotypes to the surface, while also challenging them.

“Given the crisis of race relations, image management, and political manipulation in the current American—indeed the global—landscape,” Curator Lowery Stokes Sims said. “Colescott’s perspectives on race, life, social mores, historical heritage, and cultural hybridity allow us a means—if we are up to the task—to forthrightly confront what the state of world culture will be in the next decade.”

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