The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is turning to art in the fight for social justice. Luba Lukova: Designing Justice will feature a portfolio of social commentary prints and posters now on exhibit at the center.
Designing Justice addresses essential themes of humanity and injustices worldwide through images embedded with thought-provoking messages. Lukova’s artwork helps viewers develop empathy for social and cultural issues through the use of metaphors and bold, succinct symbols that communicates universal truths about desire, fear, creation, hope and man’s endless capacity for love and hate. Her artwork helps provide inspiration for each of us to be a force for good in the world.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for Freedom Center Members.
In Lukova’s art, less is more. More effect, more message, more expression; all while doing it with less. The graphic elements are bold with few fine details but the intent is clear. Her messages reflect the human condition, fundamental fairness, and justice.
Lukova’s artwork helps viewers develop empathy for social and cultural issues through the use of metaphors and bold, succinct symbols that communicates universal truths about desire, fear, creation, hope and man’s endless capacity for love and hate. Among the themes addressed are peace, censorship, immigration, ecology, hunger and corruption. By the time guests leave the exhibition they will have been reminded that social issues across the globe demand to be addressed – and changed – through the commitment of well-intentioned individuals. In all, Lukova’s images help provide inspiration for each of us to be a force for good in the world.
“The power of art is the power to transform. Luba Lukova’s artwork encourages viewers to look inward as they stand before her images, revealing as much about individuals as it does society,” said Woodrow Known, Jr., president and COO of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “Designing Justice is a powerful addition to our museum experience and adds another critical step in guests’ personal journey as they reflect on the world around them and who they are in it.”
The exhibition is curated by New York-based artist Luba Lukova, regarded as one of the most original image-makers working today. aesthetically beautifully and intellectually powerful. Her art is on display in permanent collections throughout the world.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit freedomcenter.org/designingjustice. The exhibition closes March 22, 2022.