Krannert Art Museum Exhibits Student Documentaries on Inequality

Thursday, December 3, 2015

As part of the course Documenting Inequality taught by Terri Weissman, an associate professor of art history, freshmen created films that explored economic and social inequalities ranging from sexism in STEM fields to police brutality to racial microaggressions. Members of the diverse class divulged their own backgrounds to one another as they examined ways that public art can make inequalities more visible and increase understanding of differences. An entry in the Grand Challenge Learning pilot program, the course was designed to address critical current social and cultural issues. The students' work will be exhibited at Krannert Art Museum from December 3 through December 12. Read more about the course and the students' documentaries in a New Bureau feature.