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Installation view of With Drawn Arms: Glenn Kaino and Tommie Smith, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 2018.  Photo by Mike Jensen.

With Drawn Arms: Glenn Kaino and Tommie Smith

San Jose Museum of Art / November 1, 2019 - April 5, 2020 / San Jose, California


In 1968, at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City, San José State University runner Tommie Smith raised a gloved fist during the medal ceremony to protest human rights abuses around the world, and to bring international attention to the struggle for civil rights in the United States. This act of protest, which still reverberates today, is explored in a series of collaborations between Smith and Los Angeles–based conceptual artist Glenn Kaino. The exhibition includes monumental sculpture, print-based projects, and memorabilia from Smith’s personal collection that reflect his time as an athlete and civil rights activist.

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