Examine how freedom of speech shapes democracy and civic engagement in this thought-provoking exhibition inspired by the Rollins College 2023-2024 Common Read theme, political polarization. Works by artists Jenny Holzer, Kota Ezawa, Hank Willis Thomas, and Emily Shur address specific instances of recent freedom of speech debate, while artists Pedro Reyes, and Danh Vo consider notions of freedom, democracy, and politics. Works by Melvin Edwards, Josh Kline, Marcus Jansen, and Norman Rockwell are also featured in this exhibition.
IMAGE CAPTION : Hank Willis Thomas, Emily Shur and For Freedoms (American, b. 1976), Freedom of Speech, 2018, Archival pigment print, 54 x 43 1/4 x 2 in., The Alfond Collection of Art, Gift of Barbara '68 and Theodore '68 Alfond, 2018.1.30 © For Freedoms