The power of the greatest art is the power to shake us into revelation and rip us from our default mode of seeing. After an encounter with that force, we don’t look at a face, a color, a sky, a body, in quite the same way again. We get fitted with new sight: in-sight.”

—Simon Schama

#UNLOAD arts events will help catalyze open dialogue, bringing together a diverse audience for constructive conversations about one of America’s most loaded issues: guns. 

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May 2018

Guns in the Hands of Artists

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - October 13 @ 8:00 pm
Fairfield University Art Museum, Walsh Gallery, 1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824 United States

Guns in the Hands of Artists, a traveling exhibit at the Fairfield University Art Museum, Walsh Gallery (runs through October 13) OPENING RECEPTION 6–8 pm Walsh Gallery, Quick Center for…

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September 2018

“Gun Violence in Connecticut: Realities and Paths Forward” Panel Discussion

September 12 @ 5:00 pm
Quick Center for the Arts, Wien Experimental Theatre, 1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Panelists to include: Brent Peterkin, Statewide coordinator, DOJ Project Longevity Reverend Anthony Bennett (CONECT) Jeremy Stein, Executive Director, Connecticut Against Gun Violence

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“Gun Violence as Public Health Crisis” Panel Discussion

Register at Panelists to include: Dr. Patrick Kelley, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Egan School of Nursing and Founder, Forum on Global Violence Prevention, National Academies of Science; U.S. Senator Chris Murphy…

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October 2018

#UNLOAD: Pick up the Pieces

October 11 - November 11
Ely Center of Contemporary Art, 51 Trumbull Street
New Haven, 06510 United States
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Art made from or inspired by decommissioned guns collected at the Hartford buyback will be presented in partnership with Artspace.

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Commissioned Dance Performance by Movement Art Is

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November 2018

Thousand Pines

November 1 - November 30
Westport Playhouse Theater, 25 Powers Ct
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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