The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine [HHRC] in partnership with the Kennebec Valley Art Association [KVAA] present Equal Protection of the Laws, an exhibition featuring the work of 17 Maine artists inspired by the rights granted by the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The exhibition is the result of a call to artists to respond to the important themes of the 14th Amendment including: due process, liberty, gender and sexuality, race, legal protections, equality in the workplace, housing, education, law enforcement, rights of the incarcerated, tolerance, and local, state, and federal representation.
Equal Protection of the Laws: America's Fourteenth Amendment, featuring 36 original works, runs through Friday, December 16th at the Michael Klahr Center on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment. Admission into the Klahr Center is free and it is open to the public.
This exhibit has been made possible with funds from the Maine Humanities Council, the HHRC, and the University of Maine at Augusta. In addition, the project has received support from the KVAA, the Maine Arts Commission, and several individuals.