Exhibit to Celebrate Black Experience Seeks Submissions

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Submissions are starting to come in for the upcoming outdoor art installation, “Don’t Look Away: Because Mattering is the Minimum,” sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh.

All artists throughout western Pennsylvania, as well as any Pitt staff, faculty, student or alum, are invited to submit up to three pieces of art that explore the question: What does the phrase “Black Lives Matter” mean to you? Submissions are due before midnight ET on Dec. 1, 2020. A selection committee will choose 30 works for the display and each of those artists will receive $500.

The exhibition is designed to celebrate the Black experience as essential to our community’s future. Works might retrieve lessons learned from past generations about love and family or reflect on how to create a more just future. Once the exhibition has been seen on the Pittsburgh campus, it will eventually travel to Pitt’s regional campuses.

Learn more and submit your work at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website.