Solidarity Book Project

Fri, Sep 6 / 1–5 pm

Join MAD for a drop-in workshop inspired by the Solidarity Book Project, one of five large-scale participatory art projects now on view in Sonya Clark: We Are Each Other.

Clark’s Solidarity Book Project encourages visitors to think deeply about the meaning of solidarity and literature’s importance to supporting Black and Indigenous communities. The project began as a community collaboration with Amherst College, where Clark teaches. Participants cut and folded the pages of texts related to Black liberation into the form of a clenched fist of solidarity.  In this workshop, Clark encourages the project to live on, inviting individuals to sculpt their own solidarity book or replicate the project in their communities.

A selection of books included in the project will be available to browse in the MAD classroom. All book sculpting sessions will be led by an artist-educator with supplies provided. Participants also may bring their own book (at least 280 pages) that speaks to the meaning of solidarity.


Sonya Clark: We Are Each Other is organized by the Museum of Arts and Design; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Ml; and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

Support for the exhibition and publication Sonya Clark: We Are Each Other was provided by grants from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition is also supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

With additional support from WayMaker Media.

Image: The Solidarity Book Project on view in Sonya Clark: We Are Each Other. Photo: Jenna Bascom

Please review our health and safety protocols before you arrive. MAD strongly recommends all visitors six months and older are vaccinated against Covid-19 and visitors ages two and up wear face coverings, even if vaccinated. Thank you for your cooperation.

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