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Steps toward Justice: Artis Lane’s Portraits of Rosa Parks

Collected Detroit, Art Impact Connect and Metropolitan Museum of Design Detroit (MMODD)

Explore the intersection of social justice and art/design in Steps toward Justice, an exhibition opening at Collected Detroit September 11.

Steps toward Justice features portraits of Rosa Parks by the renowned 94-year-old painter/sculptor Artis Lane, whose bust of Parks was selected for President Biden’s Oval Office.

The exhibition, which runs September11-October 23, will feature multimedia imagery — from paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and prints to a Presidential medal — relating to Civil Rights icons/issues across the globe. It will also document Lane’s design process, exploring the ways in which she channels her personal experience/inspiration to the viewer through art.

Experiential activities in the galleries will allow viewers to connect on a personal level with the artist, her subjects and with deeper social justice issues, past and present.

The exhibition opening will take place Saturday, September 11 from 6-9pm.

A talk on Saturday, September 25 at 2pm by art historian Deborah Lubera Kawsky will address Lane’s Civil Rights imagery and the role of art/artists as instruments of social justice.

Weds - Fri 10:00am-5:00pm Sat 10:00-4:00pm
Collected Detroit
2439 4th Street Detroit, MI 48201