Lux et Veritas
Pushing a White Wall
Published by SKIRA.
Introduction by William Cordova. Text by Bonnie Clearwater.
Documenting a student-led effort to counter Yale School of Art’s diversity problems
This book documents the exhibition Lux et Veritas, curated by Bonnie Clearwater in 2022 for NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, which addressed Yale School of Art’s historical lack of diversity. This spurred students to form affiliations across the painting, graphic design, sculpture, photography and art history departments, countering the lack of diversity among the faculty by inviting artists, curators and writers of color as advisors and guest speakers; developing an interdisciplinary forum; publishing art journals; organizing exhibitions; and documenting their experiences in video and photography.
Artists include: Mike Cloud, William Cordova, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Abigail DeVille, Torkwase Dyson, John Espinosa, Luis Gispert, Rashawn Griffin, Leslie Hewitt, Loren Holland, Titus Kaphar, Jamerry Kim, Eric N. Mack, Wardell Milan, Wangechi Mutu, Mamiko Otsubo, Ronny Qevedo, Mickalene Thomas, Anna Tsouhlarakis, Shoshanna Weinberger and Kehinde Wiley.