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Contemporary Arts Center

"Make America What America Must Become," An Exhibition of Gulf South Artists

September 18, 2020 to January 24, 2021

"Great men have done great things here, and will again, and we can make America what America must become." – James Baldwin

America is an anxious nation chasing a more perfect union. As it's political body struggles along the arc of justice, the truths “we” hold, rarely appear self-evident. Complicated by an overtly mediated era, today's social movements demand a punctuated examination of #historicalconsequence and #power. At this moment, the distance between Art and Politics—reflection and response—seems to be collapsing. In a letter to his nephew on the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, philosopher and American commentator, James Baldwin, offered an optimistic but urgent message, "Great men have done great things here, and will again, and we can make America what America must become."

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Past Exhibitions

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October 5, 2013 to February 2, 2014