Artists Take Action: Protest Posters Today

Friday April 5, 2013 - Sunday May 26, 2013
Artists Take Action: Protest Posters Today

Meredith Stern (American), Hear Me Roar, 2012, from the portfolio This Is an Emergency! Linocut. Wesleyan University Library, Special Collections & Archives. © Meredith Stern, (photo: R. J. Phil).

In 2011, the Occupy movement filled town squares across the country in protest of economic inequality. Artists and graphic designers created vivid posters to spread the word. This exhibition looked at the resurgence of protest posters today, whether advocating for climate change issues, reproductive rights, gender rights, or treatment for war veterans. Included were works by more than fifty artists from around the United States and beyond. Organized by the Davison Art Center in collaboration with Special Collections & Archives, Olin Library.

Related Events

Opening reception and gallery talk
Thursday 4 April, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Gallery talk at 5:30 p.m. by Lori Gruen, Professor of Philosophy, Environmental Studies, and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Screenprinting Demonstration by Lee Berman
Saturday 13 April, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Drawing Studio (Art Workshop 105)
Call the Wesleyan Box Office at 860-685-3355.

Book Artists Take Action: Open House in Special Collections & Archives
Wednesday 17 April, 4:15-6:00 p.m.
Davison Rare Book Room, 1st floor east, Olin Library, 252 Church Street
Sponsored by the Friends of Wesleyan Library.

Art and Social Justice: Panel with the Artists Meredith Stern, Marshall Weber, and Josh MacPhee
Wednesday 24 April, 5:00 p.m., CFA Hall
Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Wesleyan Library and by Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Annual meeting event of the Friends of the Wesleyan Library.

All events listed above were free and open to the public.