Art and Activism

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From "The Future of the Past" Series
Marran Gallery & Theatre, Lesley University

Banner Art: Madeleine Lord

Juried Group Exhibition

Walter Crump, "Into the Light," Pigment print, 12"x12"
Walter Crump, "Into the Light," Pigment print, 12"x12"

Exhibition Dates:
March 18 - April 15, 2019

Opening Reception and Artist's Talk:
Tuesday, March 26, 6:30-8:30 PM

Marran Gallery (adjacent to Marran Theater)
Lesley University, 34 Mellen St, Cambridge, MA

For information, contact:
Mary Harvey:
Hope Ricciardi:

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Image Gallery

The machine gunning at Parkland High School in February 2018 left seventeen dead. Seventeen futures ended prematurely and avoidably. The National March 2018 March for Our Lives memorialized the dead and was a call to action that it never happens again. Pete Seager’s questioning refrains of “When will they ever learn? When will we ever learn?” echoed within me and remain unanswered. I downloaded photos and video from the net and then set them to Tommy Sand’s version of "Where Have All the Flowers Gone." ~Robert McMackin


Nancy Beardall, PhD, LMHC, BC-DMT, CMA
Associate Professor
Dance/Movement Therapy Coordinator
Lesley University

Meenakshi Chhabra, PhD
Interim Associate Dean
Director of the Global Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Lesley University

Isabelle Olsson
Curator, Marran Gallery
Coordinator of Academic Affairs and Special Programing
Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences
Lesley University

Mary Harvey, PhD
Violence Transformed

Hope Ricciardi
Artist and Curator, Violence Transformed


Judith Carlin
Walter Crump
Henrietta Davis
Carol Daynard

Madeleine Lord
Robert McMackin
Mardi Reed
Hope Ricciardi

Ruth Rosner
Brenda Steinberg
Josephine Turalba

About the Exhibition

Cambridge College is proud to host Violence Transformed for a 5th year with an exhibition of art that reflects on the story of immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people worldwide and here in America. The work of participating artists will provoke us to consider the challenges faced by individuals and communities seeking safe and supportive existence. This exhibition underscores the commitment of Cambridge College to promote awareness of the struggles and triumph of those we serve and to inspire action in support of those in need.