Read more information about this meaningful exhibit and experience in their press release.Seed the Vote is the Kohler Art Center’s newest exhibit, running October 1 – December 31, 2018. This exhibit of artists’ books and art displayed throughout the library explores the topic of civic engagement, an issue that has impacted our national character from its earliest days. Civic engagement, or advocacy for the public good, is addressed within these works through a variety of themes: issues of immigration, voting rights and civil rights, human rights, inequality, the environment, gun control, and politics are all invoked. Many of the books represent a “call to action” to understand your rights as prescribed in historic documents such as the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Other books lay bare the absence of rights many groups in the United States have suffered — African Americans, immigrants, women, and others. It is our hope that all the works implore you to get involved with inherent human rights such as access to health care and clean water, and to “be the change” that improves the country and the world.
The November Midterm elections offer an opportunity to exercise your Constitutional right to vote, a powerful form of civic engagement. The Kohler Art Library is partnering with graduate students in the UW-Madison Art Department and 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. Let’s win the Big 10 Voting Challenge!