The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Art Committee will host an opening reception for its “FIRST 100 DAYS” exhibition on April 29 at noon in Union South’s Gallery 1308.
The exhibition will feature works reflecting artists’ perspectives on President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office.
All displayed pieces come from artists throughout the greater Madison area. The collection will include many of types of works, including visual art and poetry.
“Art was accepted on the merit of relevance to social, environmental, historical and/or other related contexts,” said Yusi Liu, WUD Art Committee director. “We want to curate a show that is responsible to the current political climate as well as provide an opportunity for artists to show their activist art.”
“FIRST 100 DAYS” is a committee-juried exhibition. Thirty-two works were submitted, all of which will be included in the exhibition as the committee determined they all demonstrated relevance to the exhibition theme.
“We’re hoping that people will use this exhibition as a tool to learn that art can be a form of activism,” Liu said. “We want this to be a thought-provoking experience for attendees that will inspire thought about diverse political opinions.”
No monetary awards will be given to artists, though photos will be allowed and light refreshments will be provided. All artwork will be on display until May 22.
For additional information regarding the “FIRST 100 DAYS” exhibition, please visit union.wisc.edu/events-and-activities/event-calendar/event/first-100-days-opening-reception.