Meet 5 artists who hope to change the world on Beyond The CANVAS

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In the third episode of Season 3 of Beyond the Canvas, we feature five change-making artists. Each artist creates works that reflect issues and conversations in mainstream society.

First, Oscar winner Riz Ahmed talks about his recent film “Mogul Mowgli” and the growing representation of Muslims in Hollywood. He remains one of the few Muslims to play major roles in film and television, and he is using his success to change the landscape.

Next, we speak with portrait photographer Jess T. Dugan. Using photography to capture themselves, their families, and their queer community, Dugan makes powerful visual statements about everyday LGBTQ+ lives.

We also hear from Peyton Scott Russell, the street artist who created the now iconic George Floyd mural in Minneapolis. The larger than life depiction ensures that we will always remember Floyd and his life.

Next, we turn to the Liberty Exhibit, a powerful installation in Philadelphia that changes what we thought we knew about the American Revolution. With a focus on people of color, the museum strives to tell a complete story by including the stories of people of color whose contributions to the period are often overlooked.

Finally, we chat with Alexei Ratmansky and the dancers and choreographers of Miami City Ballet as they prepare for an inventive production of the classic piece “Swan Lake.”


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