Decoding “Inertia”

Howard Barry is a multimedia visual artist based in St. Louis. He utilizes traditional and non-traditional media (coffee, newspaper, repurposed items, etc.) to create narratives about Social Conditions. This Monday Barry talks about the Gallery 210 exhibition Howard Barry: Inertia, September 14-December 7. Barry explains his goal of using art to push against the inertia of the entrenched racism in contemporary American society. His artwork asserts the subjective value of the individual against the injustices of contemporatry life, with drawings of historic civil rights images, noted African-American celebrities and present-day movement activists against social injustice. Barry guides us in an exploration of the hidden symbolism and messages within his exhibition pieces. Learn more at gallery210.umsl.edu.

This is an UMSL Common Read Initiative event. See the Common Read Website.

Monday, October 7, 2019 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Gallery 210
Gallery 210 at UMSL, St. Louis, MO 63121

Event Type

Arts, Entertainment and Culture

Target Audience

Faculty, Staff and Retirees, Alumni and Friends, General Public, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students



Center for the Humanities, UMSL Common Read
Arts and Sciences
Contact Name

Karen Lucas

Contact Phone

(314) 516-5698

Contact Email


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