By Michael Hamad
9:00 AM EDT, April 4, 2013
Two works of literature — Joseph Stiglitz's Pulitzer-winning The Price of Inequality and, of course, F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic The Great Gatsby — inform Gatsby Revisited in the Age of the One Percent, a new exhibit (pictured) in residence at UConn's Contemporary Art Galleries until April 19. Renowned, socially conscious contemporary artists Shepard Fairey, Alex Katz, Julian Opie and many others take aim at life at the top, where Fitzgerald's protagonist set his ambitions a century earlier. Head to the interdisciplinary colloquium on April 15, where interdisciplinary artist Man Bartlett and other esteemed panelists discuss the contemporary art world's dealings with economic inequality, and other modern-day annoyances.
Gatsby Revisited in the Age of the One Percent
ends April 19, Gatsby Revisited Symposium, April 15, 4 p.m., Art Building, CAG (venue subject to change), Contemporary Art Galleries, 830 Bolton Road, Storrs, (860) 486-1511, uconn.edu
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