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“Clark Fox: Icon Chains” – Biggs Museum of American Art (Oct. 7, 2016 – January 2017)

From the Biggs Museum website: Clark Fox: Icon Chains October 7, 2016 – January 22, 2017
Known throughout the contemporary art circles of New York, Washington DC and Los Angeles, Clark Fox has been critiquing modern culture with stories of iconic characters, such as George Washington, Chef from the animated South Park and The Planters Company Mr. Peanut, for over forty years. The exhibition at the Biggs Museum of American Art will focus on some of the enticing and charismatic formal series that Fox has utilized in his art to confront social themes such as racism and corruption.

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Events that are part of the show:

Friday, October 7, 2016 [5 – 7 p.m.]
Opening Reception at the Biggs Museum | Free with Admission
Enjoy the exhibition, refreshments, beer and wine.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 [2 p.m.]
Meet the Artist Tour
Biggs Museum | Free with Admission
Artist Clark Fox will give a presentation and tour focused on the political influences that shaped his socially charged work.

Thursday, November 3, 2016 [6 p.m.]
Clark Fox: Icon Chains – Panel Discussion: Artists & Academics

Delaware State University* | Free
Panel discussion with artist Clark Fox and three DSU professors focused on the role of contemporary artists within social protest movements.
*Education & Humanities Theatre

Saturday, November 19, 2016 [11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.]
Arts & Social Justice
Biggs Museum | $15/$10 for members (includes lunch)
Set of two lectures featuring Colette Gaitor, faculty at the University of Delaware, and Michael Kalmbach, founder of the Creative Vision Factory, discussing recent artistic reactions to topics in the elections, social protest movements and mass media. Registration is required. Register here.

Saturday, January 14, 2017 [2 p.m.]
Opposites Attract
Biggs Museum | Free with Admission
The Director of the American University Museum will contextualize Clark Fox’s artwork within the historical, economic and cultural background of Washington, DC of the 1960s through the 1990s.

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