Break Glass: The Art of VL Cox - A Conversation to End Hate

November 4, 2017 to February 18, 2018
Break Glass: The Art of VL Cox - A Conversation to End Hate

The End Hate Project is a narrative body of work that looks at the nation's history of past and present discrimination, gender issues, and social culture. These artworks by VL Cox convey messages that are aggressive, violent, disturbing, irreverent, and even humorous, as they depict a society where we’ve been before and where we can’t allow ourselves to go again.

The exhibition will open with a reception on November 3 from 5-8p.m. It will remain on display until February 18, 2018. 

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Location

North Main Street

The LCVA is a 20,000-square-foot exhibition center featuring two rotating galleries that have shown works of worldwide importance, including the award-winning Reflecting Centuries of Beauty: The Rowe Collection of Chinese Art, the nationally traveled Pre-Columbian Art from the Mississippi Museum of Art, and a steady stream of solo and group exhibitions for nationally known artists such as Faith Ringgold, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Lesley Dill, David Macaulay, and Kojo Griffin.

The LCVA also dedicates one gallery to a permanent exhibition of stunning African art, part of the Ziegler and Brumfield Collections of African Art. In 1997 Robert Ziegler, a longtime resident of Africa, established this collection with twenty-six important pieces. In 1999, Thomas and Donna Brumfield donated an additional eighty-eight works of African art. The collection includes an impressive array of statues, masks, drums, baskets, and garments, covering four geographical areas, twelve countries, and twenty-seven cultures. A catalog of this collection, Telling Objects: African Art from the Permanent Collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, is available.