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Exhibition Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times

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Art in Action Exhibition Artist Spotlights: Motivation, Practice, & Intention in Creating Socially Conscious Art

Writer James Baldwin observed that “An artist is a sort of emotional or spiritual historian.” The Library of Congress exhibition Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times explores the role of artists in reflecting history, culture, and society with powerful and moving immediacy, through visual artworks from its collections. Artists Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., and Helen Zughaib each visited the Library’s Art in Action gallery where they discussed their own exhibited artworks; Racism Is Still with Us (Rosa Parks series) and Unfinished Journeys respectively. They also each responded to works they selected in the gallery by fellow artists including Kerry James Marshall's Memento and CHIM's portrait of Pablo Picasso with his protest masterpiece Guernica

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