Seed the Vote

October 1st, 2018

This exciting exhibit combines artists’ books from the Kohler Art Library collection with art from current UW-Madison MFA students to explore the topic of civic engagement. As a midterm election quickly approaches and historic numbers of voters are expected to turn out, “Seed the Vote” challenges the idea of American democracy and our relationship to its complicated history. From our founding documents to our civic rights—or lack thereof—this dynamic installation asks you to become engaged. See the full article here.

Seed the Vote is partnering with the Morgridge Center for Public Service to participate in The Big 10 Voting Challenge, whose goal is to achieve the highest eligible voter turnout rate and/or achieve the most improved voter turnout among all the Big Ten institutions. Plant the seed and encourage your friends to register and vote.

Reception:  October 25, 5:00-700 pm at the Kohler Art Library.  Held in conjunction with “VoteFest”, a weeklong series of campus events to rally the vote, artists will be on hand to talk about their work. Make your voice heard by composing a speech bubble for a card by UW-Madison alumna Tracy Honn called Speak for Liberty.  Students with the Morgridge Center for Public Service will be present to answer questions and to encourage your vote.

Exhibit runs:  October 1 – December 31, 2018

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