The University Art Museum at CSU-Long Beach, in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG), will mount Peace Press Graphics 1967–1987: Art in the Pursuit of Social Change, a survey of the press’ work and their connections to artist collectives of the time. Founded in 1967 by a unique group of L.A. activist-artists who created an “alternate everything” printing and publishing business, the Peace Press (1967-1987) emerged from the tangle of progressive political and alternative groups that flourished during the decades between 1960 and 1990. The poster archive, now housed at the CSPG in Los Angeles, exemplifies an important element of visual and cultural history: art that reflects the desire and intention to create social and political change, as well as artists who attempt to affect change through both their work and their actions.
Opening reception: Sept. 10, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The University Art Museum is located on the campus of the California State University, Long Beach. Metered parking is available in Lot 17. UAM members may obtain a free parking permit by calling the museum 24 hours in advance Monday through Friday. The address is:
UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM
CSULB College of the Arts
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-0004
The exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time, an unprecedented collaboration of more than fifty cultural institutions across Southern California, which are coming together to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene. Initiated through grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time will take place for six months beginning October 2011.
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