As of late, the news cycle is often dominated by stories of hate, prejudice, and violent racially driven attacks on members of our communities. There seems to be an unprecedented rise of anti-Semitism, attacks on the Asia American Pacific Islander communities, and violence towards Black and African American individuals. But has it been truly unprecedented? How do we as a community reflect on and heal from these current and historic traumas? What role does art play in furthering the dialog?
Inspired by the powerful works of artists John Sims, Mike Solomon, and Kirk Ke Wang on view in Skyway 20/21: A Contemporary Collaboration, the museum is proud to host this meaningful community discussion at the close of the exhibition. Join us in the galleries to participate in a facilitated discussion featuring the artists Mike Solomon and Kirk Ke Wang, Dr. Brittany Peters, Clinical Director/Owner of Center for Wellness & Clinical Development, and Kessanda Abel, Tampa Museum of Art Community Engagement Manager.
Image: Skyway 20/21: A Contemporary Collaboration installed at the Tampa Museum of Art. Photography by Paige Raburn