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David Hartt, Still from The Last Poet

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Topic Tour: Political Beliefs and the Influence of Art

Saturday, Nov 17

1:00 PM–2:00 PM


Artist David Hartt’s 22 minute video, The Last Poet, is narrated by political theorist Francis Fukuyama. Join Ravi Perry for a conversation about art and ideology in the context of Hartt’s work, which is on display as part of Hedges, Edges, Dirt in Gallery 2.


Ravi Perry’s broad research interests focus on an evolving and prolific take on issues facing African-Americans in the US. He is Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science at Virginia Commonwealth University. Perry holds a BA from the University of Michigan and a MA and PhD from Brown University, each in political science.