An Incomplete History of Protest, 1940–2017
February - August 2018
The Whitney Museum of American Art recently acquired a significant collection of protest posters against the war in Vietnam, a selection of which are being presented for the first time as a part of the exhibition "An incomplete History of Protest".
Posters were essential tools of education and persuasion in the antiwar movement. Produced rapidly and often distributed at no charge, they appeared on placards, in public spaces, and on the walls of college dorm rooms. Like Internet memes today, they combined image and text in compelling, graphically innovative ways; they were lacerating in their critique and often brimmed with satire and gallows humor. The Whitney recently acquired a significant collection of posters related to the movement, a selection of which is presented here for the first time.
General Admission tickets provide entry to all exhibitions:
- $25 adults; $18 seniors and students; free for visitors 18 and under. There are no additional fees.
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