Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Artist Panel: Home-Land: Exploring the American Myth

Curators Michael Quituisaca and Alexandra Schuman, together with the artists of the exhibition "Home-Land Exploring the American Myth" at  the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will present an artists' discussion and talk panel this coming Sunday!

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Date and time: Sun, July 17, 2022 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT


American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20016

Taking advantage of the museum’s proximity to the Department of Homeland Security’s Nebraska Avenue Complex, this exhibition explores the impact that American culture has on its citizens both naturalized and native. Using American iconography, consumer and visual culture, and personal experience, the featured eight Washington area artists simultaneously honor and confront the American dream. The idea of “home” is a promise in America that often goes unquestioned. However, these artists reveal that home is not a privilege for all - for some it is taken, for others it is to be fought for and defended, and, for many artists in the show, it is reforged in a new land. This exhibition, "Home-Land: Exploring the American Myth" highlights how these artists have found their place within multiple frameworks of identity, both ascribed and subscribed.

Artists showing: Sobia Ahmad, F. Lennox Campello, Elizabeth Casqueiro, Ric Garcia, Claudia "Aziza" Gibson-Hunter, Julia Kwon, Khánh H. Lê, and Helen Zughaib

This event will be held in-person at the museum.