In the season 12 premiere, explore the intersection of art and politics.

Inspired by the Jan. 6, 2021, attack at the U.S. Capitol, Imo Imeh’s collection “in his name” will debut this month at Pulp Gallery in Holyoke. Civil Rights activist & artist Maurice “Pops” Peterson re-imagines classic Norman Rockwell works through the lens of a gay Black man living in modern times.

Then, political consultant Ryan McCollum discusses the complex relationship between art and politics in a politically polarized and media-saturated world. And, visit the Center for New American’s 30 Poems in November, a fundraising event where people read and recite original poems to support CNA’s work.