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ASU partners with George Floyd Global Memorial to present 'Twin Flames' exhibit

Exhibit to be held at ASU Art Museum starting Feb. 3


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"Twin Flames: The George Floyd Uprising from Minneapolis to Phoenix" will be on display at the ASU Art Museum Feb. 3–July 28, 2024.

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December 20, 2023

The Arizona State University Art Museum will partner with ASU’s Center for Work and Democracy and the George Floyd Global Memorial to present “Twin Flames: The George Floyd Uprising from Minneapolis to Phoenix.”

The exhibition will be on view from Feb. 3 through July 28, 2024, at the ASU Art Museum at Nelson Fine Arts Center. 

A unique partnership between the museum, the university and the community, “Twin Flames” is a community-led exhibition that showcases a selection of the thousands of offerings laid by mourners and protesters at George Floyd Square, collected by a group of community caretakers and cataloged by the George Floyd Global Memorial team.

The offerings for “Twin Flames'' were carefully selected by a group of Phoenix community members and students who helped guide and shape the exhibition. Through their continued work with the community at 38th and Chicago, the Center for Work and Democracy has played a key role in bringing this exhibit to Arizona.

“We feel the offerings provide an opportunity for the public to see the events of 2020 from the perspective of those who mourned and protested Floyd’s murder,” said Michael McQuarrie, director of the Center for Work and Democracy.

Miki Garcia, director of the museum, said, "ASU Art Museum recognizes that art exists everywhere, in all forms and in a myriad of cultural expressions. 'Twin Flames’ displays how a cultural organization such as our art museum can display a memorial to act as a force for collective grief, healing and reconciliation.” 

To learn more about the opening reception and free public programs that will accompany the exhibition, visit the ASU Art Museum website or follow on Instagram. You can also support the exhibit on Pitchfunder

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