Embedded Messages, Debating the Dream: Truth, Justice and the American Way

In a damning touch of irony, the art exhibition seemingly ripped from the headlines, has actually been in the works for over three years. Embedded Messages, Debating the Dream, highlights the intersection of social injustice and the mythos of the “American Dream”. The original intent sought to engage a conversation to draw people out of a general denial that the American Dream is available to all. However, in this new political landscape, many of the underlying issues have risen to the surface in a way that could not have been imagined even a year ago.

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Eight Female Artists Throw Political Punches

With Social Justice art and revving up for a tumultuous new presidential administration, eight female art activists examine social and political issues driving change in America and impacting life in America. The Art Center hosts this exhibition Embedded Messages, Debating the Dream: Truth, Justice and the American Way. The work communicates strong political declarations provoking and pressing for awareness and social change through art with compelling, narrative stories on contemporary issues. The works collectively ask the viewer—what is happening with America, can we still identify the American dream and if so, who does the dream apply to?

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