Just Another Poster? Chicano Graphic Arts in California

June 16, 2001 to December 29, 2001

Stories of Chicano civil rights and political action are told in the vivid art of posters, which were originally displayed on walls, telephone poles, and other surfaces within the urban landscape. These powerful graphic works, created by artists to raise awareness and rouse conscience, are part of the first comprehensive exploration of the critical role posters and other graphic materials play in building community, stimulating political action, and impacting social and cultural consciousness within Chicano communities in California. The exhibition includes over 100 graphic images (mostly silkscreen prints) by 56 artists.