Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Access
The American Dream, reliable healthcare, ancestral knowledge, safe and affordable housing—who has access to these resources, and who does not? Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Access confronts the systems that either provide or prohibit access to individuals based on how society perceives them.
Throughout history, art has always served as a medium for social commentary. Just as a work of art generates a variety of interpretations, the idea of “access” has many meanings as we all experience life differently. In what ways do these works reflect your own life experiences? Which stories explored here are new to you?
This exhibition was organized by the 2021–2022 Spencer Museum Intern cohort.