In America 2020 has been a defining moment. To date the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed over 250,000 lives. With the economic shutdown over 30 million Americans lost their jobs. Protesters took to the streets denouncing systemic racism and demanding change. Feelings of grief, anger, fear, loss, and uncertainty have marked these unprecedented times.
Many Voices, Many Visions presents over 35 works of art drawn from Penn’s Art Collection that resonate with these contemporary issues. The paintings, prints, and photographs on view are insightful, compassionate, and at times provocative. From William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress, 1735, to Honoré Daumier’s Les Gens de Justice, 1857 to Shirin Neshat’s Ghada, 2013 these artists reveal the moral, social, or political issues of their time.
Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania
220 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 US