The Martha Bennett Gallery is hosting an exhibit that challenges its visitors to question assumptions about their own lives and the systems in which they operate. The exhibition will feature artwork and objects that explore such topics as religion, gender, politics, race, power, hunger, ecology, war and privilege. Challenging Assumptions begins Thursday, Oct. 11 with a reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. that is open to the public and will take place in the gallery, located on the Blake Upper School campus (511 Kenwood Parkway, Minneapolis).
The exhibition, which features paintings, sculpture, photographs, ceramics, textiles, drawings, prints, posters, video and decorative and functional objects, will run through Nov. 16. The public is invited to visit the gallery on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. On Thursday, Nov. 1, the Blake student-led Justice League will host a discussion about the art featured in Challenging Assumptions. The talk will be held at the school from 11 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. and is open to the public.
Challenging Assumptions is part of the annual Blake Collects exhibition, which features artwork owned and submitted by members of the greater Blake community. The exhibit presents a different theme each year.
For directions or more information, please visit Blake’s web site at www.blakeschool.org or call (952) 988-3420.
Blake is a co-educational, independent, Pre-K–12 school enrolling nearly 1,400 students from more than 56 Twin Cities-area communities.