Exhibition: Protest Posters from AIM to DAPL

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Date and Time

  • Friday, November 15, 2019
  • Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Saturday, February 1, 2020
  • Sunday, March 1, 2020
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020


Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, David W. May Gallery

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




On View: November 15, 2019 – May 8, 2020 

More than 40 compelling graphics documenting a half century of political action — from, roughly, the occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay to violent protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock — are brought together by this exhibition. Taken together, these prints demonstrate the urgency of challenges faced not only by contemporary Native Americans, but by North Americans as a whole. The exhibition includes images by both well-known indigenous artists as well as by anonymous, spontaneous poster makers. From beautifully silkscreened images to print-on-demand files, this display suggests the widest conceivable variety of work made to confront an equally wide array of crises. The installation also includes a timeline of events and creative responses to these events developed by USD student Cara Treu (’19).

David W. May Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday: 12-5 p.m.
Admission is free. Closed university holidays.

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