The emergence of the #BlackLivesMatter movement within the past half decade has forced many Americans to ask the question - What exactly happened in the U.S. after the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s-60s? That word “after” is part of the conundrum that surrounds our present-day conversation around race and racism. The exhibition Race and Revolution: Still Separate - Still Unequal seeks to examine ongoing questions that revolve around racial and economic disparity in the U.S. public school system. Since the landmark Supreme Court case Brown V. Board of Education, which ruled segregated schools as unconstitutional, reports show that there has been increase in segregation in public schools. 

Race and Revolution: Still Separate - Still Unequal features a selected group of emerging artists who aim to challenge our understanding of school segregation and education inequality. The exhibition endeavors to show how the past continues to impact the present and explore how art can push the conversation into the public discourse in a new and provocative way.

This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, New York City Council Member Stephen Levin, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Gilbert Mackay Foundation, Iorio Charitable Foundation, Select Equity Group Foundation, many individuals and Smack Mellon’s Members. Smack Mellon’s programs are also made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and with generous support from The New York Community Trust, Lambent Foundation, The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., The Robert Lehman Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Inc., and Exploring The Arts.

Space for Smack Mellon’s programs is generously provided by the Walentas family and Two Trees Management. 



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