For All These Rights We've Just Begun to Fight: Ben Shahn and the Art of Resistance

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Sep 10 2017 - Nov 26 2017

In the immediate wake of the Great Depression and World War II, the 1946 congressional elections proved pivotal in shaping the postwar United States, as Americans confronted whether to expand the consumer and worker protections of the New Deal or risk a return to an era of smaller government and unregulated business. As head of the graphics department for the CIO-PAC, the industrial union movement's political action committee formed in 1943 to elect worker-friendly candidates, artist Ben Shahn (1898–1969) played a key role in illustrating the major themes from the campaign.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.         

  • Works on Paper
  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Culture / Lifestyle
  • Ben Shahn

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