Utopian Art: Images and Ideas That Suggest a Better Future
Pam McClusky / Curator of African and Oceanic Art
In ancient Greek, utopia translates as “nowhere.” However, the impulse to find or create an ideal society is endless. Artists continue to help us envision utopia—sometimes by inventing entire imaginary worlds, suggesting practical improvements to flawed systems, or through images of ideal cities. For those feeling the need to escape reality and reboot what is possible, utopias are a “catalyst, a concept as useful as fuel.”
Doors open at 6:30 pm for Happy Hour in the South Hall where you can enjoy complimentary wine. Curator talks begin at 7 pm in Plestcheeff Auditorium.