January – May 2002
This exhibition examines aspects of racial and cultural diversity in America. Beginning with individuals and families and progressing to small communities and finally to cities, the exhibition shows examples of the great variety that constitutes the American social landscape. It considers both current and historic elements of the society’s rich texture such as religion, politics, education, sports and the visual and performing arts. It also examines negativity and acts of intolerance, which inevitably emerge in a truly diverse society.
Prepared by Kathy Wachel, David McCartney, Rijn Templeton and Carlette Washington-Hoagland, with assistance from Kristin Baum and Julie Cobb Smith.