FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Impact of Eminent Domain the Focus of Upcoming
Panel Discussion and New Art Exhibition
Chicago Photographer Richard Wasserman’s Work Now
on Display at Loyola University Museum of Art
The Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) and Loyola University Chicago’s Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) will host a panel discussion on how eminent domain has and will continue to affect the lives of Americans across the country. This discussion will be led by local photographer Richard Wasserman, whose exhibition, Community Uprooted: Eminent Domain in the U.S., is now on view at LUMA. The opening reception for the exhibition will follow the panel discussion.
For more information, visit LUC.edu/eminent-domain. The panel discussion and opening reception are free and open to the public.
Fine art and documentary photographer Richard Wasserman has been capturing Chicago since 1999. His photos of the Chicago River, and structures along it, provoked his interest in eminent domain and eventually led him to a partnership with CURL in 2012. The center transformed his photographic exploration into an interdisciplinary project involving interviews with people in affected areas and in-depth historical research. Community Uprooted: Eminent Domain in the U.S. displays the physical and human dimensions of displaced residents whose land has been seized by the government.
The panel also includes:
- Lenny D. Asaro, JD, Attorney at Law, Neal & Leroy, LLC
- Larry Bennett, PhD, Professor, Political Science, DePaul University
- Philip Nyden, PhD, Professor, Sociology, and Director, Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL), Loyola University Chicago
Tuesday, April 12
Panel Discussion: 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Opening Reception: 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Loyola University Museum of Art
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
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