Social Justice Revisited

Social Justice Revisited

December 13, 2018 to April 30, 2019


Hiroshima Dreams

"Social Justice Revisited" spans 5 decades of select artwork (1968-2018): Remembering, Reliving, Resisting. This series raises questions about personal and political relationships concerning how we live, what we have done, and what we need to do individually and collectively for peace and global survival.

Betty LaDuke, native New Yorker and lifelong artist, was born to  Russian and Polish immigrant parents. She studied art in the  United States and Mexico, where she met Rufino Tamayo, Diego  Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros–whose representation of  indigenous people influenced her life's artwork. 

LaDuke has spent her career as an advocate and storyteller for immigrants, refugees and the disadvantaged. The vibrant colors and irregular form in her murals, painting and drawings reflect the interesting stories of those she champions.

In 2013, Betty LaDuke gifted the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library the exhibition, "Celebrating Women's Creative Hands and Spirits," containing 64 framed photographs of women artists from emerging economies 1980-2002, along with 18 original pieces of their art. The Folklife Center hosted this exhibition and associated programming January to April 2014.