Diane Williams: My America

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At the Lancaster Museum of Art and History — MOAH
Saturday, September 9th, 2017
Lancaster Museum of Art and History – MOAH
665 W Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, CA 93534

The issue of immigration has been on the forefront since the 2016 election. On September 2nd, 2017, Donald Trump has decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, an Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children.  It is undeniable that the nation is divided in their views about the subject. Artist Diane Williams and the Lancaster Museum of Art and History – MOAH have teamed up on a project about immigrants in America. “My America” is Williams’ recent body of work about finding common ground with the community at large. She will be engaging visitors on the intersection of Fern Avenue and Lancaster Blvd and celebrate America on The BLVD for the next installment of her site-specific project.

About the artist:

Diane Williams is a Los Angeles based artist whose work stems from the political and social landscape that surrounds her. She uses art as a call to arms, creating works that explore issues about immigrants and gender to encourage cultural and social understanding.

Williams will be engaging the public with the 2nd installment of her participatory piece,  “My America”. She will ask viewers to write a name of an immigrant they know and their relationship to the person on a piece of paper and then post it on a wall. Collectively illustrating the idea of an extended community.

About Lancaster Museum of Art and History — MOAH:

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History is dedicated to strengthening awareness, enhancing accessibility and igniting the appreciation of art, history and culture in the Antelope Valley through dynamic exhibitions, innovative educational programs, creative community engagement and a vibrant collection that celebrates the richness of the region.


For more information, visit Diane William’s website at My America