The University Art Museum, located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, is a unique cultural institution that champions new and often challenging ideas through wide-ranging exhibitions and provocative programs. The mission of the Museum is to present education and exhibition programs that blur the boundaries between visual arts and design, technology, music, and contemporary culture.
Funding will be used to support a solo exhibition of Dallas-based artist lauren woods, entitled lauren woods. Woods is a conceptual artist whose hybrid media projects – film, video and sound installations, public intervention, and site-specific work – engage history as a lens by which to view the socio-politics of the present. For the Museum project, woods will explore issues related to the Jim Crow era and a meditation on monuments as they relate to violent times in history. The exhibition is scheduled for September 15 through December 9, 2018.