Visitors commented on the exhibition design and care resources that were woven into the experience.
I absolutely loved how care was BUILT IN to the space —like the reflection rooms and the walled-out space that contained the really graphic / triggering work. I was hesitant about this framework of art against anti-Blackness because of course Blackness exists in excess of whiteness / violence too—but the care on the exhibition design was amazing.
This is a really heavy exhibition. I feel like I needed the decompression room space in a way that I had not imagined. The concentration of violence may have been eye-opening, but it also requires spaces for healing. I love that you provide these for your audiences.
I love the concept of the screens / reflecting spaces it made me reflect on the constant surveillance I experience as a Black person. Even though I could be seen, it still felt like a safe space. The center works were very intense for me, but I appreciate the visual blocking and obscuring of the space. I appreciate the show; it was educational and thoughtful.
Wow! Really looking forward to more reflection after another visit.
I enjoyed the exhibit. Thank you for making space for this art, these perspectives, and these important conversations. I appreciate the thoughtfulness displayed in the trigger warnings and spaces for quiet reflection. I brought my 10-year-old son so that he can learn about these horrible injustices outside of the classroom and in my care.
First and foremost, I appreciated the detailed analysis on the cards next to the paintings. I found the whole exhibit quite somber and quite difficult to take in, though some pieces were lighter. I appreciated the trigger warning and tactful reflections spots.
This is a fantastic yet heartbreaking exhibit!!!! Its power lies in the images and the powerful ways of communicating the pain and struggle. I really like the reference materials (books) in the resource room. The artists are so creative in the messages of compassion and history of pain. The history of racial violence is important to help educate and change the current path of violence we live in.
I have never seen a resource guide as extensive as this. This was really helpful and very important to include. Very well researched and put together.
Thank you for assembling such a moving and important exhibit with such a diverse array of art. The exhibit layout was incredibly well done, emotional & allowed ample room for refection. The “Four Little Girls Killed” display in particular was incredibly moving & gave me so much to think about & reckon with. This is such important intersectional work & the curators did a great job to make an accessible, informational, & emotional exhibit prompting deep thought and action.
A really powerful exhibition. The pieces tell a strong story and gave me a lot to think about. Thank you!
Chilling images. Thoughtful design of spaces to reflect. A conversation starter even if the conversation comes later, after time to recover. Thank you!
I LOVE YOUR WORK and approach towards visitors-I appreciate all the guides, but also the reflection rooms! The exhibition is so great as well. This is amazing, I really hope that the future of all university museum looks like your present. Good luck!
there is a sensitivity and care to this exhibition that I find so thoughtful
I really appreciated the thoughtful display and dedicated spaces to pause + reflect.
Great exhibit ——tough, painful, necessary.
I liked the resource room—gave me the opportunity to review books I’ve heard about.
Thank you for this exhibition and especially safe spaces for reflections and emotions.
I’m so impressed by the curatorial excellence and choice to focus on uncomfortable topics. I know The Block committed to this inclusion/diversity a few years ago, I am glad that it is honoring that.
I have visited museums and exhibitions before that showcase pieces of heavy subject matter, and elicit meaningful conversations. I have never been to an exhibition that has so ingrained processing of the subject matter into the experience itself. This made the experience all the more impactful.
I am so impressed with how much space is allotted to emotional processing and reflection in this exhibition. The show confronts the viewer with some very difficult imagery and I appreciated the opportunity to sit with that difficulty and my own reactions to it.
This is a thoughtful and painful show. Art does provide a safe space to digest and grieve. Although the show was planned before COVID — the spaces of care and repair help on many levels for visitors today.