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Minnesota Public Radio Features Ken Gonzales-Day Exhibit That Examines Role of Lynching in American History

CLAREMONT, California - January 31, 2017

 
Scripps College Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day was profiled in a recently aired interview on Minnesota Public Radio about his photography from his exhibit “Shadowlands,” featured at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, that examines the role of lynchings in U.S. history. 
Gonzales-Day’s research on racially motivated violence of the past several decades led him to a deeper exploration of more than 150 years of records and photography documenting lynching in the U.S. His work is a presentation of both historical occurrences and contemporary events, dramatically exposing the unchanging reality of racialized violence in America.
The exhibit, which runs through April 16, 2017, showcases the internationally renowned artist’s collection of works from the Erased Lynching, Searching for California’s Hang Tree, and Run Up series.