Saturday, October 16, 2010

David Gilmour Blythe's Land of Liberty

David Gilmour Blythe's Land of Liberty addresses issues that relate to citizenship, naturalization, immigration, and stereotypes as they pertain to 19th century America. These issues are part of an ongoing dialogue and public debate. Let us know what you think about the exhibition and how these ideas relate America today.

David Gilmour Blythe’s Land of Liberty presents stereotypical images of Native Americans and Irishmen. People often describe others using labels that can be based on the way a person talks, the clothing he or she wears, or the groups to which he or she belongs. Although categorization is a natural human inclination, it can lead people to form opinions based on preconceived thoughts rather than accurate and complete information. Have you ever made an assumption about someone that turned out to be incorrect? Have you been the object of negative stereotyping?

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