The National Liberty Museum is excited to announce our summer exhibition Graphic Content, opening Friday, June 18, 2021. Through this call-to-artist and jury selection process, we aim to bring together a large, diverse group of artists who do not shy away from confronting and responding to difficult issues within their creative process.
Graphic Content will give space to graphic-centered artworks that act as social commentary, taking inspiration from counterculture tradition and giving voice to those outside the mainstream. The artwork should embody your unique, uncensored response to themes relating to deeper, more personal reflections on the current social and political climate. The most essential element of these artworks is that they make a statement, working to upset and change the status quo through visual expression. For the past 20 years, the National Liberty Museum has worked to inspire thoughtful action, educating our audiences on the importance of active participation to ensure understanding and equality for all. Through Graphic Content, we hope that visitors will learn from artists who are not afraid of controversial content, especially those who shine a spotlight on certain unabashed truths. How does your work aim to remove certain social stigmas and give clarity to ourselves and our histories, helping us better understand the present, and grow towards a more equitable future?
As part of your application, we are asking for you to write a short response to the prompt and question posed above (in bold, directions in application). If selected, your response will be included in the exhibition to give context to your work, and how it relates to who you are as an individual within the broader theme.
For this exhibition, we are looking for a variety of mediums in 2D or 3D, including but not limited to illustration, comics, ‘zines, graphic novels, street art, digital graphics, digital arts, sculpture, and glass. Participating artwork will be selected by an in-house jury at the National Liberty Museum.
HOW TO APPLY
If you have any questions regarding your application, the exhibition, or deadlines, please email Kelley Stone at email@example.com.
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The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 14th annual Teacher as Hero Award sponsored by State Farm® with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 24. The ceremony honored 10 inspiring teachers who make a difference in the lives of their students. To mark the occasion, State Farm Representatives, National Liberty Museum leadership, friends and family gathered via Zoom to celebrate the accomplishments of these exceptional educators.
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