Part II in a Series of Activations Focused on Themes of Black Identity and Perception
Mirrors and Misconceptions is a special series exploring Black identity. It pairs the visual art of Fred Wilson’s Murano Glass sculpture, Act V. Scene II Exeunt Omnes—the final stage direction in Shakespeare’s Othello—with Court Theatre’s production of The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice to build conversation and community while exploring themes on how Blackness is othered and perceived.
Participants will view the Toward Common Cause exhibition, in collaboration with the Smart Museum of Art, at Stony Island Arts Bank. The exhibition includes several works focusing on Black identity as well as Wilson’s sculpture, Act V. Scene II Exeunt Omnes. A gallery talk will follow to identify themes witnessed in The Tragedy of Othello that resonate with this work. Following this conversation, guests of all ages will participate in a collage activity to make their own art in creative response.
Participants are encouraged to view a live or streamed performance of Court Theatre’s production of The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice prior to attending this event.