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Upcoming at Dittmar

WAR GAMES

Artist: Céline Browning

War Games began in 2014, the same year that 12 year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by police while playing with a toy gun in a public park. This tragedy and the national conversation surrounding it sparked a series of unsettling realizations. While childhood play is often seen as a safe space, it is clear that real violence and play violence overlap and influence one another, creating a murky line between safety and danger.

Each work of art in War Games combines children's toys with state-sanctioned violence, commenting on the insidious ways that threats of violence impact American domestic life. The surreal toys presented here seem disconcertingly new, disturbingly familiar, and vaguely threatening. A question hangs over the work - what will keep us safe?

Exhibit Dates: February 20th - March 25th

Opening Reception: February 22nd, 5pm - 7pm

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Fall 2018 Hours

Regular Hours

Everyday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Please note: there may be limited or no access to the Gallery Space for viewing during special events.

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Description

Dittmar Memorial Gallery, established in 1972, is a student-operated gallery that enlightens and challenges the Northwestern University community with the works of emerging and underrepresented artists from the Chicago area and the Midwest. The staff at Dittmar is dedicated to developing and fostering the Northwestern community’s awareness of the changing attitudes and trends in the art world. We invite artists who work in the contemporary vein, as well as artists who offer an alternative perspective that hinges on the periphery of the art world. In essence, our goal is to provide well-deserved exposure to those outside or on the margins of the mainstream art world.

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