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Closing Ceremonies (The School of the Art Institute of Chicago: MFA, Graduation)

Closing Ceremonies is an homage to Tommie Smith and John Carlos' iconic raised fists at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.

Raising a black leathered fist at my MFA graduation was to recognize the isolation I and so many artists' of color have felt in disparagingly white art institutions.