"Vision and Justice" is a two-day creative convening (April 25–26, 2019, with events at the Harvard Art Museums and Sanders Theatre in addition to the day-long event at the Radcliffe Institute) that will consider the role of the arts in understanding the nexus of art, race, and justice, with a particular focus on the African-American experience.
This public event, conceived by Sarah Lewis, assistant professor of history of art and architecture and African and African-American studies at Harvard University, grows out of the award-winning Vision & Justice issue of the photography journal Aperture (May 2016), which she guest edited. It is organized around a guiding question: How has visual representation both limited and liberated our definition of American citizenship and belonging? Today, in our polarizing cultural climate, it is increasingly pictures that show us worlds unlike our own.
ORGANIZER: Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard University