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KAM Exhibition | Pressing Issues: Printmaking as Social Justice in 1930s United States

Event Type
Exhibition
Sponsor
International Fine Print Dealers Association, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art, and the College of Fine and Applied Arts.
Location
Krannert Art Museum
Date
Sep 14, 2020 - Nov 14, 2020   9:00 am - 5:00 pm  
Contact
Julia Kelly
E-Mail
kam-info@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Campus Humanities Calendar

Relying primarily on rarely-displayed Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project (WPA/FAP) prints in KAM’s strong collection of twentieth-century works on paper, the exhibition will include approximately 40 works organized into themes of labor unrest (exploitation, economic disparity,
and gender inequalities), discrimination and racial violence and reactions to the rise of fascism. Pressing Issues is especially timely in that it connects this past to the present, as the current political climate in the United States is revisiting similar themes of isolationism and nationalism, populism and fascism, and racial violence.

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