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(Please note the museum will be closed for a private event on Wednesday, May 25.)

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Alternative Futures

Image: Cassils, with Fanaa, Keijaun Thomas and Rafael Esparza. Stills from Solution, 2018. 4 channel video installation, run time: 15 min loop. Images courtesy of the artists. 

02/06/2022 to 07/24/2022

Alternative Futures will present a series of video works by contemporary artists, Alicia Grullon, she/her; Cauleen Smith, she/her; Cassils, they/them, in collaboration with Fanaa, she/her, Keijaun Thomas, she/her, and Rafael Esparza, he/him; and Macon Reed, they/she. Employing literal plans for equity, as well as more abstracted approaches, the works presented in this series will highlight the myriad ways artists visualize a more equitable world through explorations of the divine, the possibilities of imagination, and the power of the collective. By amplifying voices that continue to face marginalization and violence at the hands of white supremacy and the legacy of colonialism, Alternative Futures asks us to recognize and revere historically and presently excluded folks and prompts us to envision radically new futures.


On view through March 20: Breaking News (2019) single-channel video by Alicia Grullon, she/her.

March 22 to May 1: Sojourner (2018) digital video, color, sound, by Cauleen Smith, she/her.

May 4 to June 19: Solution (2018) 4 channel video installation by Cassils, they/them, with Fanaa, she/her, Keijaun Thomas, she/her and Rafael Esparza, he/him

June 22 to July 24: All the World Must Suffer a Big Jolt (2016) HD video by Macon Reed, they/she.


Please note: Alternative Futures will require the temporary closure of the Miller gallery on March 21, March 22, May 2–3, and June 20–21 to allow for the rotation of works. 

Museum Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm 
Friday: 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm 
Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm

The museum is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.