Princeton University panel discussion

The Program in Visual Arts presents a panel discussion on artist Mario Moore’s exhibition of large-scale paintings, etchings and drawings of Black men and women who work at or around the Princeton University campus in blue collar jobs. Panelists joining Moore include Lewis Center Chair, Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Creative Writing Tracy K. Smith; Princeton’s Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies Imani Perry; and Hank Towns, the University’s retired head equipment manager and one of Moore’s portrait subjects.

Artist Mario Moore highlights social justice in art

Mario Moore (Photo credit: Danielle Lyle)

Detroit native Mario Moore’s “US IS THEM” exhibit at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is “challenging attendees’ perceptions on subjects surrounding politics, religion and racism, while simultaneously telling stories through traditional and non-traditional art platforms.”

Check out the full episode of Art America

Hailing from the motor city, visual artist and painter Mario Moore is an artistic force of nature. In Episode 2 of artAmerica, host Keshida Layone sits down with Mario at the prestigious Harlem School of the Arts to discuss his artistic journey and creative process.

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