Title

Art+Politics

Authors

Advisor: Shannon Egan, Gettysburg College

Curators:

Jenna L. Birkenshock '12, Gettysburg College

Hillary B. Goodall '13, Gettysburg College

Tessa M. Sheridan '13, Gettysburg College

Josiah B. Adlon '12, Gettysburg College

Megan E. Hilands '12, Gettysburg College

Emily A. Francisco '14, Gettysburg College

Molly E. Reynolds '14, Gettysburg College

Shelby P. Glass '12, Gettysburg College

Colleen L. Parrish '14, Gettysburg College

Francesca S. DeBiaso '12, Gettysburg College

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Description

For the exhibition Art + Politics, students worked closely with the holdings of Gettysburg College's Special Collections and College Archives to curate an exhibition in Schmucker Art Gallery that engages with issues of public policy, activism, war, propaganda, and other critical socio-political themes. Each of the students worked diligently to contextualize the objects historically, politically, and art-historically. The art and artifacts presented in this exhibition reveal how various political events and social issues have been interpreted through various visual and printed materials, including posters, pins, illustrations, song sheets, as well as a Chinese shoe for bound feet. The students' essays that follow demonstrate careful research and thoughtful reflection on the American Civil War, nineteenth-century politics, the First and Second World Wars, World's Fairs, Dwight D. Eisenhower's campaign, Vietnam-War era protests, and the Cultural Revolution in China. [excerpt]

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College

City

Gettysburg

Keywords

public policy, activism, war, propaganda, Civil War, nineteenth-century politics, World War I, World War II, Dwight D. Eisenhower, World's Fair, Vietnam War, Cultural Revolution

Comments

Art + Politics was on exhibition at the Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College, November 19 - December 10, 2011.