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February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Park City Museum will host a Zoom lecture on Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster 1844-2012 exhibit given by curator Hal Wert on Wednesday, February 16th from 5-6 p.m. Mountain Time. Please register for the Zoom lecture at https://parkcityhistory.org/event/the-sign-of-the-times-the-great-american-political-poster-1844-2012-exhibit-zoom-lecture-given-by-curator-hal-wert/. A link will be sent to you a few days before the lecture.
Historically, the hardworking American political poster has been hiding in plain sight, attempting to catch our eye and capture our vote through the use of visual language. In a survey that spans the life of these ubiquitous messengers, Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster 1844–2012 explores a variety of styles, design trends, and printing technology that will delight your eye, engage your imagination, and lead you to ruminate over past political commitments. Sign of the Times features the most exciting and rarely seen posters created in the last 170 years and opens February 14th and runs through April 30th at the Park City Museum.
Through time, the American political poster has been sorely neglected as an art form and has played a minor cultural role despite its effectiveness in conveying a political message to millions of voters often through the skillful use of visual communication. Sign of the Times has made every effort to bring eye-popping political graphics to the forefront and show the great American political poster as art.
Sign of the Times was curated by Hal Wert, Ph.D., collector and professor of history at Kansas City Art Institute, and organized by Exhibits USA which is a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance, and The National Endowment for the Arts.
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