Oct. 11, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — As part of the series of events put on this fall by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), writer Aruna D’Souza will present a lecture, “What We Ask of Institutions: Art, Race and Protest Today,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, in MCLA’s Design Lab, 49 Main St.

In “What We Ask of Institutions: Art, Race and Protest Today,” D’Souza will expand on ideas presented in her recently published book, “Whitewalling: Art, Race and Protest in 3 Acts.” This event, which is free and open to the public, is partially being funded through the generosity of the Hardman Family Endowment.

D’Souza writes about modern and contemporary art; intersectional feminisms and other forms of politics; and how museums shape our views of each other and the world. Her book, Whitewalling: Art, Race, and Protest in 3 Acts,” was published in May by Badlands Unlimited.

Her work appears regularly in, where she is a member of the editorial advisory board, and has been published in The Wall Street Journal,, Art News, Garage, Bookforum, MomusArt in America, and Art Practical, among other places.

She is editor of two forthcoming volumes; “Making It Modern: A Linda Nochlin Reader,” which will be published by Thames and Hudson, and “A Presence Which Signals Absence: Lorraine O’Grady Collected Writings 1977-2018.

MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) provides professional development training, resources and support to the artists, art managers and creative workers of Berkshire County. Through its multiple programs and presentations, BCRC brings the best of performance and visual art to the Berkshires and showcases the best of the Berkshires to the world.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.​

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