Inside: Black Lives Matter art from across the Internet.
At Art Class Curator, we believe art should challenge us and inspire us. In this post, we feature some of the art that we’ve been looking at during this historic moment—from famous artists to those connecting on social media to slam poetry from students and adults. Many of these artworks are challenging, difficult to see or listen to, which makes them all the more important. We cannot look away. We cannot be silent. Sitting with our thoughts and the facts may be uncomfortable, but that discomfort must be the catalyst for change.
Black Lives Matter Art
Faith Ringgold, United States of Attica, 1972
By @nikkolas_smith on Instagram
By @madame_maya on Instagram
By @eme_freethinker on Instagram
By @doctaword on Instagram
By @shirien.creates on Instagram
By @artworkbychill on Instagram
This bronze sculpture sits outside the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building. Titled Serve and Protect, the artist, Gregory Ragland, used the ASL sign meaning ‘to serve’ as a representation of what the community expected from its first responders. An unknown protestor changed the symbolic meaning by pouring red, blood-like paint over the palms.
Black Lives Matter Art — Slam Poetry
Black Poetry (Contains strong language)