Join us for a reading and booksigning of Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts by Aruna D'Souza. Whitewalling is a gripping account of three incidents in the long and troubled history of art and race in America. It lays bare how the art world—no less than the country at large—has persistently struggled with the politics of race, and the ways this struggle has influenced how museums, curators and artists wrestle with notions of free speech and the specter of censorship. With illustrations by artists Parker Bright and Pastiche Lumumba. D'Souza will do a reading from the book and do a short conversation with Paul Chan, publisher of Badlands Unlimited.
—Steven Nelson, Director, UCLA African Studies Center, Professor of African and African American Art History
"The book is remarkable for its clarity, lightness of touch, fearlessness, and righteous research."
—Laura Raicovich, writer and former Executive Director of Queens Museum
"An impressively nuanced exploration of the relationship between art and race in America."