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Zimmerli Art Museum Reopens to the Public

The Zimmerli Art Museum reopens to the public with multiple exhibits, including Angela Davis — Seize the Time, on view through June 15, 2022. This exhibition, co-curated by Donna Gustafson, Curator of American Art and Mellon Director for Academic Programs, Zimmerli Art Museum, and Gerry Beegan, Professor in the Department of Art & Design at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, focuses on Davis and her image. It provides a compelling and layered narrative of Davis’s journey through the junctures of race, gender, and economic and political policy. The exhibition is inspired by an archive in Oakland, California, collected and curated by Lisbet Tellefsen. This archive of materials includes materials produced by an international community that assembled to protect Davis in a campaign to “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners.” It also contains magazines, press photography, court sketches, videos, music, writings, and correspondence. Materials also document her activist work in defense of the Soledad Brothers, her teaching, and her controversial writings and activities on issues related to freedom, oppression, feminisms, and prison abolition.

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Image: Wadsworth Jarrell, “Revolutionary,” May 20, 1972, color screenprint on paper. Lisbet Tellefsen Archive. © Wadsworth Jarrell. (detail)