January 10 – March 7
Works by Angèlica Dass
The internationally acclaimed Humanæ project—a collection of portraits that reveal the diverse beauty of human colors—makes its Midwest debut at the SCA. The initiative, created by Madrid-based photographer Angelica Dass, has traveled to more than 30 countries across six continents to promote dialogue that challenges how we think about skin color and ethnic identity.
We’ve created a suite of programs, including a public concert, artist in residence experience, and curriculum for school groups, with the goal of sparking conversation and more deeply impacting students, adults and families across our West Michigan community.
Reception and Concert
In a special celebration of our Humanae project the acclaimed musical duo, “The Reminders” will perform an inspiring show, plus student artwork created in conjunction with Hector Acuna will be on display for this one night only. Click Learn More for details.
Exploring Identity – In Your Classroom
The SCA is inviting youth (grades 8th – 12th) to work exclusively with our winter visiting artist, Hector Acuna. Hector will curate conversation about skin color and ethnic identity to help students conceive and create original self-portraits puppetry that will be on display at the SCA, debuting at our Humanae event on Friday, February 28th, beginning at 5PM.
Hector Acuna is an artist living in Lansing, MI where he is currently pursuing his Master of Fine Arts degree from Michigan State University.
Through his studio practice, Hector investigates, and challenges notions of ethnicity and identity inspired by personal experiences and his family’s history in southeast Wisconsin.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Perrigo, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, Mignon Sherwood DeLano Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts