Exhibitions

HINDSIGHT 2020

Art Museum of the University of Memphis (AMUM) / 3750 Norriswood Dr., 142 Communication & Fine Art Building , Memphis, TN , TN June 21 - September 30th

Up next at AMUM – The Student Curated Summer Exhibition (In addition to the physical exhibit at AMUM, stay tuned also for a virtual exhibition link to appear here and also on our virtual exhibitions page!)

Hindsight 2020 on view June 21st-September 30th / exhibition opening by invitation, June 20th from 3-5pm

4 student curators, 3 professional mentors, 2 student graphic designers, and 1 amazing exhibition. The 100% student-curated and designed exhibition will offer reflection on the events of 2020 through the lens of artists of color, LGBTQ+ artists, and other artists with non-traditionally represented identities.

In early 2020, cities around the nation issued “Safer at Home” orders in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. Two months later, a Minneapolis police officer murdered George Floyd, spurring a string of protests against racial inequality. These two influential events changed the social and political climate in the United States. Everyone, including the artists featured in this exhibition, felt this change. Lockdown orders aimed to protect the health and safety of those at risk, but many people felt the myriad impacts of social isolation. With the dynamics of life drastically shifting, one’s internal experience became paramount. As a result, the events of the past year affected many artists’ creative processes and content. The work you will view in this exhibition reflects the shared struggles for community and racial equality during a global pandemic. To begin the healing process, traumatic events require space and time for reflection. This exhibition provides that space for contemplation, commiseration, and understanding. It also stands to commemorate those who lost their lives due to complications associated with the Covid-19 virus, their families, and those who love them.