Art Galleries

Redacted: Art for Human Rights

When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 21

This new exhibit peers beyond the black rectangle that marks off classified information from regular viewing. Pulling together images of Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, and other state-sanctioned U.S. surveillance and torture programs, Redacted: Art for Human Rights shows that what is denied and hidden is a site of critical importance, populated by the subjugated and by truths not yet known. It’s a haunting history lesson, to be sure, and certainly an ambitious venture for an art museum whose programming is so often designed to be family-friendly. But Redacted yearns to be seen, to reveal and call into question that which has been obscured for so long, and to make a case for those who have been failed by the country’s human rights violations. The exhibit is only open until Oct. 21, so make sure to catch it while you can before the exhibit’s legendary paintings by Fernando Botero disappear back into the archives. Bonus points if you visit on a first date.

Sannidhi Shukla

Price: included with admission

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