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A House Divided: Exhibition Guide


Guide to Lowe Art Museum Exhibition on Racial Justice
This guide is designed to accompany the exhibition at Lowe Art Museum entitled A House Divided by artist and University of Miami Associate Professor of Sculpture, Billie Grace Lynn.
 
The exhibition features Lynn's latest works: the sculptural interpretation of a 26-foot tall hoodie and an 18-foot tall mirrored, kinetic obelisk modeled on the iconic Washington Monument. In America, the hoodie is a garment stereotypically associated with black male youth. The sculpture aims to encourage introspection by privileged white viewers as well as to represent the enormity of the problem of racial injustice in the U.S. The exhibition will provoke viewers to reflect on pressing issues in contemporary culture and politics such as civic engagement and discourse, divisiveness, identity politics, and the fragile nature of democracy. A past installation of Lynn's work, The Hoodie Project, was part of Social Justice Week in January, 2019 at the University of Miami. (Read more about the exhibition and other summer exhibitions at the Lowe here.)

A House Divided opens on June 20th, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33124.

In this guide, under the "resources" tab, you will find materials such as books, ebooks, articles, and online resources that can accompany and inform your experience of the exhibition.
Contact information
Do you have questions? Comments? Feedback on the exhibition?

Reach out at:
Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami
1301 Stanford Drive, 
Coral Gables, Florida 33124-6310
General Information: 305.284.3535

Fax: 305.284.2024
https://www.lowe.miami.edu/
 
Selected Books

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Print Books
Adams, M., Bell, L., & Griffin, P. (Eds.). 2007. Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge.

Baldwin, James. 1993. The Fire Next Time. New York: Vintage International. 

Butler, Paul. 2017. Chokehold: Policing Black Men. New York: The New Press.

Cone, James. 2011. The Cross and the Lynching Tree. Orbis Books.

Davis, Angela, Y. 2003. Are Prisons Obsolete? Seven Stories Press: New York

Dyson, Eric Michael. 2018. What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America. St. Martin’s Press.

Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years. 2010. PBS Home Video. (DVD) 

Fleming, Crystal. 2018. How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide. Beacon Press.

Harding, Vincent. 1993. There is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America. Mariner Books.

Higginbotham, A. Leon Jr. 1978. In the Matter of Color: Race and the American Legal Process. New York: Oxford University Press.

hooks, bell. 1996. Killing Rage: Ending Racism. New York: Holt and Co.

Ikard, David. (2013) Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in 21st Century America. Indiana University Press.

Irving, Deborah Kittredge. 2014. Waking Up White: and Finding Myself in the Story of Race. Cambridge, MA: Elephant Room Press

Kendi, Ibram X. 2016. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. Bold Type Books: New York

Lugalia-Hoolon, Ryan; Cooper, Daniel. 2018. The War on Neighborhoods: Policing, Prison, and Punishment in a Divided City. Boston: Beacon Press.

Mills, Charles W. 2017. Black Rights, White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism. Oxford University Press.

Oluo, Ijeoma. 2018. So You Want to Talk about Race. New York, NY: Seal Press.

Riggs, Marlon T., Esther. Rolle, KQED-TV, Signifyin' Works, and California Newsreel. (2004) Ethnic Notions. (DVD) 

Sowell, Thomas. 2019. Discrimination and Disparities. Basic Books.

Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta. 2016. From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation. Haymarket Books.

Ward, Jesmyn. 2016. The Fire This Time: A New Generation Talks about Race. New York: Scribner.

 
eBooks
Alexander, Michelle. 2012. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The New Press.

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. 2014. Racism without Racists : Color-blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America. (4th ed.) Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield. 

Carruthers, Charlene A. 2018. Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Social Movements. Beacon Press. 
 
Coates, Ta-Nehisi. 2015. Between the World and Me. Penguin Random House. 

DiAngelo, Robin J. 2018. White Fragility: Why it's so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism. Beacon Press. 

Fredrickson, George M. 2002. Racism: A Short History. Princeton University Press. 

Gordon, Colin. 2008. Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City. U Penn Press. 
 
Mills, Charles. 1997. The Racial Contract. Cornell University Press. 
 
Muhammad, Khalil. 2011. The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America. Harvard Press. 
 
Stevenson, Bryan. 2015. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Penguin Random House.

Yancy, George; Janine Jones, and Ebrary Inc. 2013. Pursuing Trayvon Martin: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Manifestations of Racial Dynamics. Lanham: Lexington. 

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