Join MoAD on Zoom: In The Artist’s Studio | Jefferson Pinder   July 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Register here to attend live @ Zoom Room   MoAD Calendar Tickets Cost: Free, or Pay What You Can MoAD’s physical building may be closed due to the mandatory shelter-in-place, but you can still get your […]

  EPISODE SUMMARY On a hot day in 1919, an attack on African American teenagers near a Chicago beach stoked long-standing tensions between white and black residents. Violence erupted — and its aftermath shaped laws, housing, and opportunities for African American citizens for generations. Host Ed Ayers visits Chicago during the 100th anniversary of what […]

    On this episode, we hear from artist Jefferson Pinder about his performance art piece “THIS IS NOT A DRILL” performed at The Source on 14th Street in mid June 2019. Jefferson Pinder is an artist whose work provides evocative commentary on race and forms of struggle, aiming to investigate aspects of personal identity […]

  Mending #18, 2017. Textiles and broken household ceramics, 16 x 14 x 7 in. july /august / 2020  vol. 39 / no. 4 By Maria Porges Installation view of “Bring It Home: (Re)Locating Cultural Legacy Through the Body,” San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, 2016. “Crochet Jam is about me. It’s about my wanting to […]

May 14, 2020 | Art In Isolation, Contemporary Helen’s Studio To kick off our Art in Isolation series, I wanted to share with you some emails from an artist I’ve admired since I first saw her work in Chicago and later had the pleasure to work with at Penn State. Helen O’Leary is a brilliant […]

  Ramekon O’Arwisters / Cheesecake #1 / textiles, ceramics from CSULB ceramic program / 12 x 12 x 13 inches ( 2019). All photos of RO’s Mending and Cheesecake series courtesy the artist & Patricia Sweetow Gallery; photo credit: David Schmitz   By Maria Porges MAY 11, 2020   I. My trajectory has been one of mending. By mending myself, I […]

    For someone normally adept at writing, I have been digging deep to find my words.  As the days roll by, with politicians scrambling to explain away or conceal the catastrophic impact Covid-19 is having on our society, our culture, our very lives, I find myself resistant to words. Though I deeply love them, […]

    Patricia, thank you for the prod, I was in a lethargic stupor yesterday and you sent me down the rabbit hole in my hard drives, looking for images that had some meaning for me. I have yet to photograph where I am now, but I wandered through Rome for a minute, looking at […]

    Studio View   Do you think art matters during a crisis? I believe art plays a critical role in society. In times of crisis even more so. Particularly when the crisis is microscopic with massive, life altering consequences. We see the disastrous and terrifying results of this disease and the only advisable action, […]

    Tracy King (neice); Arlene Lovett (sister); Cornelia Schulz   Art matters in a time of crisis, for the connection to the energy and spirit of creativity is a vital life force, not just for culture but for civilization itself.     Art Toronto 2019   The arts bind us to the lineage of cultures past […]