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Opening Reception - Beth Consetta Rubel's Higher Learning

  • George Washington Carver Museum 1165 Angelina Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)

Beth Consetta Rubel's newest series, Higher Learning: Educational Toys transforms popular childhood games into interactive toys for the adult mind.

Featuring innovative and satirical renditions of trending topics-from the racial passing of Rachel Dolezal to the ongoing protests at Standing Rock-Rubel explores the intersection of pop culture and identity, questioning the role of mass media in our collective education. 

How do the nightly news and social media influence or interfere with our learning? What is it that we have gained and, more importantly, what have we missed? After a trending story has passed in public conversation, has it really died in our private memory?

Rubel encourages visitors to play with the familiar toys of youth in a sensorial way to think about how people are transformed into spectacles that linger, spread, polarize, and distract. Come play, laugh, grow ™

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