The Art of State Street: Politics, Policing, and Protest

The Art of State Street

In the wake of the killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd by the police, artists and activists took to the streets to protest for racial justice. They created art as part of the protests, lining boarded-up store fronts with visual memorials and calls to action.

On November 18th at 7pm, artists Shiloah Symone Coley and Taj Matumbi ask what role art plays in the contested public spaces of our communities. How does art shape social consciousness? How might we view the aesthetics of protest?  There will be ample time for Q&A with the artists and moderators. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the UW-Madison Division of the Arts.

Please register ahead of time to join on Zoom.