— Indiana University
The Art of War and The Art of Revolution
December 9, 2011
HHC student docents led the group on a private tour to view a selection of pieces from around the world in different media that represent artists' engagement with and reflections on war and peace. In a 30-minute tour, students learned about the history and importance of these special pieces. Immediately following, John Woodcock, an accomplished photographer and an IU Professor Emeritus, challenged students to discern the political and social codes and other dimensions in the extraordinary Cairo street art that was painted during the February 2011 Arab spring revolution that ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The Cairo works signify the assertion of the people's new freedom to express themselves on political topics in public. Students enjoyed light refreshments and conversation with Professor Woodcock to get their weekend off to a great start!