change the world.
“If not us, then who? If not now, then when?” – John Lewis
Photo Credit: Joshua Windsor
the power of art in the service of justice and equality
Art Against Racism is creating an international community of bold creatives, arts administrators, community organizations and activists dedicated to anti-racist social change.
Our Big goal
Art Against Racism’s goal is to make equity and justice real and lasting for Black and brown people in the U.S. and around the world .
Exhibition: January 9 to March 2, 2024
@West Windsor Arts Council. 952 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction, NJ
West Windsor Arts Council and Art Against Racism, (both 501(c)(3) organizations), invited artists to submit artwork for “Manifesting Beloved Community” a juried exhibition of work exploring the relationship of community health with race, racism, and efforts to create an antiracist society.
Join us for “Manifesting Beloved Community”. We asked artists to visualize what it means to create or live in a nation or world designed around social and economic justice beyond the ills of structural racism. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Beloved Community” represents a global vision where all people share in the wealth of a healed planet.
Selected work will also be shown in online galleries at Artagainstracism.org and WestWindsorArts.org
Little Foot Big Step by Rashmi George
Dark Matters by Nancy Shell
7oveChild, Zakia Aziz Ahmed, Bettina, Bugzdale, Aaron C. Fisher, Rashmi George , Nancie Gunkelman, Richa Gupta, Spriha Gupta, Mike Gyampo, Marzena Haupa, Audrey Jakab, Abigail Ella Johnson, Margaret Kalvar-Bushnell, Rusty Leffel, Nancy Lewis Shell, Eleni Z. Litt, Marge Miccio, Mita, T. Owens Union, Felicia L. Reed, Francine Roche Kay, Sheri Roseman, Audrey Roth, Martin Schwartz, SEJCREATION’S, Alice Sims-Gunzenhauser, Barbara Wallace, Barbara Weinfield
JUROR – Leslie King-Hammond (born 1944) is an American artist, curator and art historian who is the Founding Director of the Center for Race and Culture at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she is also Graduate Dean Emeritus.
Exhibition: January 18 to March 2, 2024
@Monroe Township Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Township, NJ 08831
JOIN US ON 2/25/2024 AT 6:30PM TO HEAR THE EXHIBITING ARTISTS DISCUSS THEIR WORK AND THE POWER OF BLACK JOY
Artists Included in the exhibition: Robert Arbogast, Sejal Ashar, Tasha Branham, Marlon Davila, Leon Devero, Dellis Frank, Nancie Gunkelman, Nancy Lewis-Shell, Elizabeth Miller, Rhinold Ponder, Elizabeth Reynolds. Helene Ruiz and SERARI
“The Art of Black Joy: A Celebration of Life, Happiness and Culture,” is a juried exhibition that showcase the beauty, vibrancy, and diversity of Black culture. The group exhibition features a collection of artworks that explore the joy and resilience that is inherent in Black culture, despite structural and personal challenges to one’s being.
In essence, Black Joy is a survival response to systemic and individualized attacks on a community’s humanity. It is an expression of resistance, hope, and love for life and living.
EARTH SONG REFRAIN: BIPOC ARTISTS ON THE CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT
AT THE PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY UNTIL JANUARY 12, 2024
This exhibition presents the perspectives of visual artists and poets of color on the climate crisis and environmental challenges threatening the Earth’s health. Inspired by Michael Jackson’s environmental anthem “Earth Song,” this group exhibition reflects a tradition of Black and Brown artists using art to address issues related to mankind’s behavior and relationship to the planet, including the threatened beauty of a healthy planet, and the consequences of global warming, environmental racism, and climate change. In centering the narratives, perspectives, and experiences of people of color, this exhibition seeks to inspire conversations and considerations about the disproportionate impact of the climate crisis on communities of color around the world.
“Earth Song Refrain” is both a call to action and a celebration of the resilience and creativity of those voices that inspire others to appreciate and work towards a healthier planet and safe, secure communities.
About Our Art Collections
Art Against Racism’s art collection consists of galleries from our various exhibitions, projects and collaborations with over 1,000 images including photography, artworks and videos.
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In The Press
Jesse North and Dave Tavani of Discover Jersey Arts talk to co-chairs of the Memorial. Monument. Movement exhibition, Rhinold Lamar Ponder and Judith Brodsky, about mounting a social justice art exhibit during a pandemic.