Marquis Series presents Dread Scott - historical/political artist

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  • 11/15/17
  • 7:30 - 10 p.m.
  • $10 – $15
  • All Ages
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Event Description

Dread Scott creates revolutionary art to propel history forward, working in a range of media including installation, photography, screen printing, video and performance. Scott first received national attention in 1989 when his art became the center of controversy over his use of the American flag while he was a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. President George H.W. Bush called his art “disgraceful” and the entire U.S. Senate denounced his work and outlawed it when they passed legislation to “protect the flag.”  In “Imagine a World without America,” Scott will explore themes including American democracy's roots in slavery and how that sets the stage for our present, the criminalization of Black and Latino youth, and the continuum connecting the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s to contemporary Black Lives Matter resistance to murder by police. In the end, he imagines a world free of oppression and exploitation.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students 18 and under and seniors 55 and older. Tickets are available by calling the Coe College Box Office at 319-399-8600, Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.coe.edu/boxoffice or purchased at the door the night of the event.