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(a flag for John Lewis
or a green screen
placeholder
for an America that is

yet to be)
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Betelhem Makonnen and Adrian Aguilera

untitled (a flag for John Lewis or a green screen placeholder for an America that is yet to be)


From the Limitations of Now
Philbrook Museum of Art
Mar 14, 2021 - Sep 05, 2021
Tulsa, OK

Bringing together local artists and artists working across the country, From the Limitations of Now reflects on the important ways art and literature allow us to examine America’s past and picture a future in which, in the words of renowned Oklahoma author Ralph Ellison, “we are able to free ourselves from the limitations of today.” Spanning multiple galleries throughout the Museum, the exhibition will feature a range of works, including vibrant tapestries and beadwork, vivid photographs, songs, paintings, and videos. These artworks reflect on the violence of American history, the power of ancestors who worked in the face of violence to forge a more just world, and speculate on visions of a future that is still yet to be.

Curated by Sara O’Keeffe, Nancy E. Meinig Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

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