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Art Thursday: Pledges of Allegiance Panel Discussion

Event Type: Special Event
Facility: Contemporary Art Museum
Presented By: Contemporary Art Museum
Description: 
USFCAM has invited a panel to dialogue about unity, divisions, and spaces for intersection within the political and social arenas. Presented in coordination with Creative Time’s Pledges of Allegiance 
project, and specifically Robert Longo’s flag Untitled (Dividing Time), the discussion features: Dr. Shawn Bingham, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Honors College; Dr. Gurleen Grewal, Associate 
Professor of English; and Noelle Mason, Associate Professor of Art. Sarah Howard, USF Curator of Public Art and Social Practice, will moderate the discussion and lead a Q&A. The event is free and 
open to the public. American Sign Language interpreters will be present during the panel.

Pledges of Allegiance
The USF Contemporary Art Museum is proud to be a participating institution in Pledges of Allegiance, 
a nationwide, year-long public art project featuring a serialized commission of flags created by acclaimed artists and presented by New York-based public art nonprofit Creative Time. Conceived in 
response to the current political climate, Pledges of Allegiance aims to inspire a sense of community among cultural institutions, and to begin articulating the urgent response our political moment 
demands. Each month USFCAM is mounting a different artist-designed flag in coordination with Creative Time’s national public art initiative and in solidarity with other participating institutions 
nationally. Creative Time's Pledges of Allegiance project website: http://creativetime.org/projects/pledgesofallegiance/

Robert Longo’s Untitled (Dividing Time)

The flag on view during the panel is Robert Longo’s Untitled (Dividing Time) based on his large-scale charcoal drawing, Untitled (Nov. 8, 2016), completed the day of the recent presidential election. The 
two-panel drawing shows an American flag is separated by five inches between the left panel and right panel, the latter measuring slightly larger than the former. The flag and the monumental drawing 
reflect the current symptomatic divide in the United States and will serve as a launching point for the discussion about how art and cultural symbols reflect our nation’s histories, allegiances, and hope for 
the future.

Please contact CAM for more information or directions at (813) 974-4133 or email caminfo@admin.usf.edu.

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Date: 9/21/2017
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Purchase Tickets: Free Event.
 
Location: CAM-GLD Lobby
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
 
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