A Thin But Powerful Difference: Race | Embodiment  

Nov 10, 2022 – Feb 19, 2023

Curated by Dr. Lenore Metrick-Chen and the Race / Art Curating Class 2022

We know ourselves through our own embodiment. At times, race is used to define us in a way diametrically opposed to how we know our self to be. That power struggle leads to a pivot point and we must act. Through 12 extraordinary artworks, accompanied by rare historical artifacts, this exhibition confronts and explore issues of race and embodiment in our nation, focusing on Iowa and Iowa’s racial history. 

Artists: Phillip Chen, Toni Corbett, Donté Hayes, Ifrah Mansour, Aïda Muluneh, Adrian Piper, Paul Sepuya, Mitchell Squire, Madai Taylor, Kara Walker, Nate Young 

Exhibition Opening Reception : Nov 10, 2022, 5-7 pm

52nd Annual Juried Student Exhibition

March 5 – April 2, 2023
Call for Entries is now OPEN!
Start off the spring semester by submitting your artwork to the Annual Juried Student Exhibition! The call for entries is open until Feb 10 at 5 pm. The call is open to all Drake students. All submissions must be original work produced by the student artist within the past two years and must have been produced while enrolled at Drake University. Non-Art & Design majors/minors may submit if work was created in an Art & Design course at Drake. Details and the show prospectus can be found on the online submission page.


About the Juror
This year’s Juror is Mia Laufer, Associate Curator at the Des Moines Art Center. She holds a B.A. in Art History from NYU and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis. Her curatorial interests include photography, ceramics, and Caribbean art.

For questions about the Annual Juried Student Exhibition contact:
Lilah Anderson, Gallery Manager at lilah.anderson@drake.edu.