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Exhibition Catalog

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Art & Art History




Catalogue of an exhibition at the Trout Gallery, February 27 - April 11, 2015.

Senior Exhibit, Art and Art History Department, Prof. Elizabeth Lee, Dickinson College.

The artists represented in “The Spirit of the Sixties” are far more willing to not only commit to the idea that art can be expressly political, but also to the notion that it might challenge a viewer’s perspective and, even, lead to social change. The seven student curators who organized the show specifically chose examples of work—mostly prints from the 1960s and 1970s—by artists who understood their work as a means of engagement with the political, social, and cultural climate that defined this period of American history.

Table of Contents:

Introduction / by Elizabeth Lee

Artists as Activists in motive Magazine / by Aleksa D'Orsi

Peace, Love, and Politics / by Lindsay Kearney

Prisoners of Conscience: Art and Amnesty International in the 1960s and 1970s / by Callie Marx

Save our Planet: Depicting the Rise of Environmentalism in Art / by Kimberly Drexler

Art of the Civil Rights Movement / by Gillian Pinkham

The Surface Series: Rauschenberg's Protest to the Late Sixties / by Kyle Anderson

Legacies of the Sixties: Advocating Change in Contemporary America / by Sebastian Zheng