Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
at Washington University Medical Campus

Art and Social Change

In partnership with Kemper Art Museum and St. Louis College of Pharmacy Office of Inclusion and Diversity, this 90-minute tour uses selected artworks as catalysts for difficult conversations about identity and issues of equity, including race and racism, gender and sexuality discrimination, economic disparities, and more. Participants will consider the ways in which art can reflect and/or challenge social injustice, making connections between an artwork’s history and its relationship to contemporary life. The gallery experience invites participants to learn about who they are in the context of the world they live in, building their empathy toward and understanding of social problems.

The tour focuses on artworks from the permanent collection and Teaching Gallery exhibition Truths and Reckonings: The Art of Transformative Racial Justice (February 7– April 19, 2020).


Facilitated by: Rochelle Caruthers, MA, MA

University Academic Programs Coordinator, Mildren Lane Kemper Art Museum


Image Credit:
Rashid Johnson (American, b. 1977), Thurgood in the Hour of Chaos, from the portfolio America America, 2009. Photolithograph, 29 5/8 x 22". Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. Gift of Exit Art, 2013. 

Event Details

Mar 25, 2020 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM Kemper Art Museum

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