A More Perfect Union
A More Perfect Union:
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia
ARTISTS: Emily Chow Bluck | Klyde Breitton | Anne Canfield | Priyanka Dasgupta & Chad Marshall | Leena Jayaswal | Matt Kalasky | Adalena Kavanagh | Jino Lee | Shannon Lewis | Jacque Liu & Sarah Kate Burgess | Zavé Martohardjono | Michelle Myers | Farrah Parkes & Brad Linder | Tania Qurashi | Boyd Ruamcharoen & Christine Dickerson | Hiro Sakaguchi | Anatol San Jose Steck | Martin Wiley
June 2nd – August 25, 2017 | Monday - Friday, 10am - 6pm
A More Perfect Union celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia case and the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to invalidate laws prohibiting interracial marriage in the United States. This decision affirms that our fundamental civil rights cannot be denied based on the classifications of race and that the American system, that although often flawed, is capable of correcting injustice.
Exhibiting artists explore the themes of interracial marriage and relationships and various aspects of interracial identity; an identity made possible at least in part by this Supreme Court decision.
Said Mildred Loving, “That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.”
- Opening Reception: First Friday, June 2, 6-8 p.m.// Featuring: Poetry by Michelle Myers at 7 p.m.
- Octavia Butler’s “Kindred”: A Living Movie Trailer Book Group, Loving Day, June 12, 7-8:30p.m.
Asian Arts Initiative is designed as a mobility accessible facility, with access to all public floors and spaces, and seating accommodations for programmed events. Both non-gendered and individually isolating restrooms are available on each floor, all equipped with changing stations. If contacted in advance, we will make every attempt to fulfill requests for reasonable accommodations such as vision/hearing auxiliary aids and cognitive disability guides. Please note: Due to most events being attended by the general public, we cannot guarantee accommodations for those with fragrance sensitivities. AAI is a family-friendly multigenerational space.