PODCAST: Bristol Art Museum Exhibit Controversy

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Alison DeKleine, Vice President of the Board of Directors at the Bristol Art Museum, joined Gene to discuss the controversy over pictures that are set to be displayed in the museum which show soldiers engaged in same-sex behavior.

The Bristol Art Museum will present Dead Ringer, a “provocative and timely exhibit that promises to challenge viewers’ preconceived notions.”  According to a press release, “These works reflect our socio-political moment — bombarded by images of violence, confounded by the surge of ‘fake news,’ and overwhelmed by relentless media. The exhibit asks viewers to slow down, consider what they think they see, and discover deeper meanings.”

The works in this show come are by 9 artists from New York, Wisconsin, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

According to Art New England’s exhibit preview, “Unraveling Our Truths: Dead Ringer” by Elizabeth Maynard, “All of this close looking can disconcert, yet it also delights… Dead Ringer points to the darkness that belies the beautiful, but it also opens us up to the possibilities of lightness in this often heavy time.” Please be advised, some attendees may find certain themes and images in this exhibit difficult.

Dead Ringer, curated by Elizabeth Duffy, will be on display June 7th through July 14th at 10 Wardwell Street in Bristol, RI
Opening Artists’ Reception, June 7th from 6-8pm
$5 General Admission | BAM Members FREE