March 6 Canessa Gallery Exhibit – Art and Activism: From the New Deal to the Green New Deal

3/6/2020

Art and Activism:

From the New Deal to the Green New Deal, An Exhibit of WPA and Contemporary Posters

Fri., March 6, 6-8pm – Opening Reception

Fri., March 13, 6pm, “Art and Activism, Posters as Tools of Social Change,” presented by LND founder Gray Brechin and Max Slavin, Creative Action Network.

Fri., March 20, 6pm, Program featuring the Sunrise Movement: “Taking Action for a Green New Deal,” presented by the Sunrise Movement.

Social movements have long used posters to spread the word, build solidarity, and demand change. During the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt, under the New Deal’s Works Progress Administration employed artists, graphic designers and printers— many from the San Francisco Bay Area—to create posters promoting public health, safety, travel, education, the arts and more. Today, a new generation of climate activists returns to the power of posters to demand a Green New Deal.

Canessa Gallery
708 Montgomery Street, San Francisco

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Event details

Date: Fri. Mar 6th, 2020

One comment on “March 6 Canessa Gallery Exhibit – Art and Activism: From the New Deal to the Green New Deal

  1. I love this work and am so pleased to see it happening!

    Just days ago, I wrote about the Sanders Green New Deal and restoring the Federal Art Project, see:

    Bernie Will Bring Back The Federal Art Project
    http://www.wolfenotes.com/2020/02/bernie-will-bring-back-the-federal-art-project/

    Wish I could go but am not able to get to SF.

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