The MUZEO team is so excited to welcome you back after a year apart. On June 16, we will debut our summer exhibitions, Faces of Mankind: Portraiture for Social Change and For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights.
Faces of Mankind: Portraiture for Social Change is a display of 35 portraits of unhoused and formerly unhoused friends created by the Faces of Mankind artist collective. The exhibition includes information about the Faces of Mankind project, artists, and how you can get involved. It will be on view in MUZEO’s Main Gallery beginning June 16 until August 11, 2011. Faces of Mankind is a non-profit that sets out to befriend and paint portraits of people from vulnerable communities. Currently, the project is focused on supporting unhoused people in the United States. The artists, led by Brian Peterson, a Miami-born artist currently residing in Santa Ana, develop relationships with their unhoused neighbors, paint their portraits, and sell the artwork to generate funds for their new friends’ rehabilitation. MUZEO’s exhibition will include portraits from all four geographic locations.
For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, a nationally touring exhibition from NEH on the Road, opens June 16, 2021 in MUZEO’s Main Gallery and runs until August 11, 2021. Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters, and historic artifacts, the exhibition traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement and jolted Americans, both black and white, out of a state of denial or complacency.
For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights was curated by Dr. Maurice Berger, Research Professor, The Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore. It was co-organized by The Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture and the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. For All the World to See has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). It has been adapted and is being toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA). Founded in 1972, Mid-America Arts Alliance is the oldest regional nonprofit arts organization in the United States. For more information, visit www.maaa.org or www.nehontheroad.org.