For our April Newsletter we asked Dr. Austen Barron Bailly, The George Putnam Curator for American Art at the Peabody Essex Museum and Lydia Gordon, Assistant Curator for Exhibitions and Research, to comment on the topic, does art create social change? They shared their thoughts on experiencing the Derrick Adams: Sanctuary exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design and how the PUNTA Urban Art Museum is transforming The Point in Salem.
Revisit a former recipient of the Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice, discover upcoming events, and learn about a Salem State professor speaking out on the insufficiencies of America’s teaching of slavery.
“2017 was a transitional year for The Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice. For over 26 years, from our inception in 1992, the tercentenary of the Salem Witch Trials, to the present day, we have focused on promoting awareness of human rights and social justice issues in three ways.”