Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery
$200,000
Washington, D.C
2022

To support The Shape of Power: Stories of Race and American Sculpture at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The exhibition illuminates the influence of sculpture on the visualization and understanding of race and racial differences, positioning the medium as an underutilized resource for the study of changing racial attitudes in the United States from 1848 to the present. With a goal of promoting racial justice, this exhibition aims to spark conversation about the enduring power of American sculpture in the making of race, and it challenges the racist hierarchies often embodied in works of sculpture. A robust catalogue accompanies the exhibition.