Land of the free? Justice for all? Michael D’Antuono’s short film offers a different perspective, exposing the the deep-rooted racism permeating the criminal justice system in 21st century America. This aim of this film is to elicit enough empathy, outrage and shame to inspire us as a nation to live up to that pledge. The film includes frank interviews with Russell Simmons, Corey Booker, Van Jones, Michael Steele and other notable African Americans concerning their experiences growing up black in America. (more…)
A painting, by a tenth grader at the Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy, sparks outrage with her work that depicts a police officer wearing a KKK hood. VIA: The Denver Post
This is a news video about how parents overreacted to a high school teacher in Nevada using my painting, “A Tale Of Two Hoodies” to inspire critical thought. The teacher has been put on suspension and may lose her job. Students have rallied in teacher’s support.
For a recent final exam, Nevada high school teacher Elizabeth Clausen showed her students this provocative painting by artist Michael D’Antuono and asked them to use critical thinking skills to form an opinion about how the art represents American society and our country’s history. A handful of parents were outraged and now Clausen is on temporary leave and may lose her job. Some of her students are quite upset about it: (more…)
Interview with artist/activist, Michael D’Antuono by ABC news upon hearing of the mistrial of Officer Porter in the Freddie Gray trial in Baltimore.