Innocence of Faith Fall 2021 Exhibition

Curated by Bobby Rogers and presented by The Bureau

On view through Dec 17, 2021
Opening Reception: 5-8pm; Sept 17, 2021
Artist Talk: 6pm, Oct 15, 2021

Inspired by the 2014 #BeingBlackAndMuslim that was initiated by the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, Bobby Rogers created a series of photographs that challenge the mainstream meaning of what it means to be “Muslim.” Much like the unjust treatment of Black individuals in our country, Rogers states “there is, and always has been, an erasure of Black Muslims from our historical teachings in America, just as there is an erasure of Black and Muslim cultures worldwide.” Read more about the exhibit.

Bobby Rogers (b. 1992) is a visual historian, photographer and art director from Minneapolis, Minnesota. His work has broken barriers across various industries and has continued to garner the attention of publications across the globe. Rogers was named Minnesota Monthly’s Top Visual Artists to Watch in 2016, and City Pages named Rogers an Artist of the Year in 2017. Read more about Bobby Rogers …

The Bureau is a multidisciplinary creative media studio that envisions, creates, and curates visual narratives to weave the thread of our collective histories.

Organized and Hosted by the Department of Art History Gallery at the University of St. Thomas, which is committed to providing an exhibition program that fosters dialogue centered around the issues of contemporary and historical art and architectural topics to encourage paths of inquiry and intercultural understanding to advance the common good.

co-sponsors and supporters at St. Thomas: American Culture & Difference, Campus Ministry, Encountering Islam Initiative, Jay Phillips Center for Interreligious Studies, Justice and Peace Studies, and Student Diversity & Inclusion.

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University of St. Thomas, The Department of Art History Gallery, first floor of OEC (St. Paul)
The Department of Art History Gallery is located on the first floor of the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center (OEC) in St. Paul.

Open daily and admission is free!
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Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m.–5 p.m.

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Sep 17 2021 - Dec 17 2021

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