Give a damn.


Give a damn. presents art from the Tang collection by artists who, quite simply, give a damn about the world around them and the people in it. Not all artists included in the exhibition identify as activists, but through their art and its interpretations, they become advocates for freedom, equality, justice, and understanding. The exhibition connects many media including painting, textile, photography, and drawing by 20th- and 21st-century artists diverse in race, sexual orientation, gender, age, and nationality. Further, it is a call to action. Visitors are encouraged to write postcards—provided by the museum—to their political representatives about issues meaningful to them. More than 270 postcards were stamped and mailed in support of an ideal democratic process in which all voices are heard and all voices are equal; hundreds more postcards were taken away by visitors to write after they arrived home. 

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
June 30, 2018–September 30, 2018

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