25 Years of the Anderson Gallery Celebration and Book Release

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 5-7 pm

Anderson Gallery and adjoining Performing Arts Hall Lobby

In its 25-year history, the Anderson Gallery has left a mark on many individuals and on Drake University as an institution. Serving as a space for the community to see high-quality and innovative art exhibitions as well as an invaluable teaching space that supports material-based learning, the Anderson Gallery’s impact is significant. Join us in celebrating 25 years of the Anderson Gallery with a reception and the release of a book that chronicles the Gallery’s first 25 years. The reception will be held in the Anderson Gallery and the adjoining Performing Arts Hall lobby with a brief program at 5:15 pm.

The current exhibition “A Thin But Powerful Difference: Race | Embodiment” will be on display and Madai Taylor, Ifrah Mansour, artists, and Jeff Kluever, historian, along with Lenore Metrick-Chen, exhibition curator, will be available to lead attendees on a selected tour of the exhibition, touching on key ideas and works and inviting conversation. This event is free and open to all.

Calling Out Race: Art and Activism Panel Discussion

Friday February 3, 2023, 5:30-7 pm

Turner Jazz Center

In conjunction with the exhibition A Thin But Powerful Difference: Race | Embodiment, a panel discussion will be held to delve deeper into the issues of the exhibition with artists and community activists. Panelists include Ako Abdul-Samad, Betty Andrews, Phillip Chen, Patti Miller and Nate Young. The panel will be moderated by the Curator Dr. Lenore Metrick-Chen. All are welcome and the event is free and open to all. The event can also be livestreamed here.

Vibrant Expressions Panel Discussion

Join the artists, Andrew Casto, Gyan Shrosbree, Jim Shrosbree, Aaron Tinder and Susan Chrysler White and curator Lilah Anderson as they talk about their work and the exhibition Vibrant Expressions.

Thursday, September 29 at 1 pm

Watch the recording of the discussion here.