The 2010s saw a revival of reactionary politics on college campuses, which now appear to have paved the way for contemporary right-wing culture-war talking points regarding K–12 education. Revanchist attitudes around race, as well as gender and sexuality, can be linked to White Americans’ affective attachments to ideas of historical entitlement, which can be seen both in campus responses to university art programming and in acts of student vandalism. I describe a campus gallery exhibition I organized in 2016 around the theme of White affect, and I make connections between expressions of rage, anguish, and reasonableness on the part of White people within White-dominated institutions of art and education, before considering what possibilities and difficulties may exist for leading substantive classroom discussions and projects that engage explicitly with race generally, and Whiteness in particular.
This catalog details the exhibition Growing Time, which was on display at the McLean County Arts Center from January 10 to February 14, 2020.
Richard Hentz Illustrator-Designer
A short course in illustrational mediums and techniques will be given by illustrator-designer Richard Hentz, from July 9 to 27. Mr. Don Tate, nationally known Chicago illustrator will conduct a 3 day workshop within the course.
Jack Hobbs Editor, Richard Hentz Graphic Consultant, Merle Miller Managing and Layout Editor, Susan Amster Associate Editor, and Otto Harris Associate Editor
VIEWPOINTS is designed, edited & published by students and faculty in the Department of Art, Center for the Visual Arts, College of Fine Arts, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois 61761.