http://www.bgsp.edu/gallery-1581/ Boston Graduate School
1581 Beacon Street
BROOKLINE, Massachusetts 02446
gallery1581, housed at the Boston Graduate School, features a group exhibition titled “Picture Social Justice and Human Rights,” designed to promote and contribute to a collective vision of social justice and human rights expressed in visual art.
In concert with the launch of the Boston Graduate School’s new Master’s Degree in Social Justice and Human Rights, the exhibition invited artists, newly emerging and long-time professionals, to create art to engage the viewer, promote healing within ourselves and our world, and to inspire action for social justice.
According to Dr. Jane Snyder, President of the Boston Graduate School, “the show is intended to respond to, rather than replicate, the shocking images of social injustice and human wrongdoing so often seen in today’s media. As art has the capacity to empower both the artist and the viewer to facilitate transformation, the artwork in this group exhibition has the potential to convey profound inspiration and a call to action.”
Wendy Forrester, gallery curator and manger, commented, “We invited submissions of artwork to expand a global consciousness and inspire a humane perspective. We believe this show will serve to awaken our hope and promote more constructive action in individuals, groups, and communities.” Altogether, 350 pieces were submitted from which a three-person jury selected 73 pieces from 62 artists. Mediums include painting, sculpture, ceramic, monotype, pastel, watercolor, and giclée from artists across the United States and as far away as Turkmenistan. The artists themselves represent a range of ages, cultures, genders and sexual identities, countries of origin, subject matters, and art media. What unites all the artists, the jurors, and the Boston Graduate School is a passion for art and a collective dedication to social justice and human rights.
Continuing to June 30, 2017
Weekdays 9AM – 5PM
Saturday: 9AM – 1PM
Boston Graduate School
1581 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Unless otherwise specified, all works on exhibit are priced for sale.