This site is built in collaboration with the artist, by a team of art curriculum scholars and practitioners with expertise in kindergarten through higher education teaching, museum education, information communication technologies, and social justice education. The purpose is to provide a platform for users to engage in a series of participatory curricular encounters with Linda Stein’s art. Choose from these three exhibitions:
Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females – Tapestries and Sculpture by Linda Stein (H2F2)
The Fluidity of Gender: Sculpture by Linda Stein (FoG)
Displacement from Home: What to Leave, What to take – Cabinets, cupboards, cases and closets by Linda Stein (DfH)
Responding to the issue of migration, which has defined the 20th and 21st centuries with prolonged global flight on a massive scale, DfH is a natural progression of Stein’s artistic projects since 9/11, in which she focused on themes of protection and victimization, power and vulnerability. Stein responds visually and viscerally with work that echos heartbreak and hope. Anxiety and affirmation can exist simultaneously or separately: these sculptures contain metaphoric fragments left in the flight from a threatened household, and/or remnants which have been carefully, methodically, and patiently re-contextualized into new surroundings: the safe home. These varied items, significant and quotidian, adored and abandoned, are recalled as moments from daily life: neighborhood, culture – identity. Within each sculpture, there is a paradoxical combination of menace and serenity. One shelf or drawer holds haunting reminders of life, materials worn and rusted or brand new, lying around in unexpected couplings after one might have been forced to rush out the door.
Click here to learn more about the series at Lindastein.com
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