Support this exhibition dedicated to the memory of George Floyd and the power of community led memorials.
Arizona State University Art Museum, ASU’s Center for Work and Democracy and the George Floyd Global Memorial present this exhibition as a way to foster dialogue, understanding and empathy using the collective power of creativity, arts and imagination.
Presented for the first time outside of Minnesota and on view from February 3 through July 28, 2024 at the ASU Art Museum, “Twin Flames: The George Floyd Uprising from Minneapolis to Phoenix” asks important questions about the role of art and community as a vehicle for bearing witness and creating deeper understanding and empathy. It also examines the state of public memorials in this country, and prompts us to reflect on whose stories are shared, by whom and why.
In contrast to traditional monuments, “Twin Flames” is a powerful, community-led exhibition that showcases a selection of the thousands of offerings laid by mourners and protesters at George Floyd Square, collected by a group of community caretakers and cataloged by the George Floyd Global Memorial team. This exhibition recognizes that creative and artistic expressions of pain and hope exist beyond the walls of museums, in all forms and in a myriad of cultural expressions, and that George Floyd Square is a public space that can teach us how to mobilize as we mourn victims of police violence and imagine better, more peaceful worlds.
At this time, when we need to stoke the fires of empathy, community care and creativity, we hope you will support this exhibition by spreading the word and donating to our campaign.
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ABOUT ASU ART MUSEUM
As a learning-centered cultural institution, the Arizona State University Art Museum centers art and artists in the service of community well-being and social good. The ASU Art Museum is dedicated to collecting, commissioning, documenting, and caring for important works of art to honor people and their stories. For more information about the ASU Art Museum, visit asuartmuseum.org.
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR WORK AND DEMOCRACY
The mission of the Center is to rebuild the power and voice of working people and to facilitate a more inclusive polity, economy, and civil society. For more information about the Center for Work and Democracy, visit: https://cwd.asu.edu
ABOUT THE GEORGE FLOYD GLOBAL MEMORIAL
We exist to conserve stories of resistance to racial injustice and to curate spaces for all people to grieve, pay respect, and be a voice for justice. Our vision is to bring community development in Minneapolis and inspire people to pursue racial justice around the world. For more information about the George Floyd Global Memorial, visit: https://www.georgefloydglobalmemorial.org.
All gifts will be recognized in the exhibition’s donor signage on the Museum’s various platforms.