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Melanie Manos performs at Unraveling Racism: Seeing White Exhibition

October 14, 2019

Stamps lecturer Melanie Manos performs in the interactive installation A Piece of the Pie created by artist/curator Laura Earle for the exhibition Unraveling Racism: Seeing White.

The voice of a unique art-making experience with a powerful podcast (Scene on Radio’s Seeing White) as its map, 20 Michigan artists tug at the hidden strands of systemic racism woven into the fabric of American society – focusing on whiteness.

“Where did this idea of a white race come from? For what purpose? How has the meaning of white changed? How does it function now?”

Cultivating thoughtful and informed perspectives, small groups gathered regularly across urban, rural and suburban settings to respond to the podcast, share personal experiences and create an artistic dialog around these vital issues. Inclusive, interdisciplinary, and collaborative, this lively body of work is the result.

Unraveling Racism: Seeing White
October 4-6 and 18-20


Friday, October 18
Open 7-10pm

Saturday, October 19
Closing Reception 6-10pm
Performance by Will See 7pm

Sunday, October 20
Artist Talks by Justin Cox and Laura Earle 1pm
Performance by lisa eddy, 2pm
Open 1-5pm


22 North Gallery
1801 West St. Andrews
22 North Huron Street
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Melanie Manos performs at Unraveling Racism: Seeing White Exhibition