November 1, 2020 through January 24, 2021

Rodale Gallery

During a decade when protests rocked the United States, many artists used printmaking as a tool for activism. Prints and Protest will explore artists’ diverse responses to causes such as the Civil Rights and antiwar movements. These artists documented injustice, reflected on past tragedies, and called for political change. Some also took to the streets, taking personal action that matched the views expressed in their work.

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection, Prints and Protest, 1960–1970 highlights the powerful works of art inspired by this formative era in American history.

Featured art: (1) Corita Kent (American, 1918‑1986), but, there is only one thing that has power, 1967, screen print. Gift of Paul K. Kania, 2019.  (2019.9.2), (2) Bruce Carter (American, 1930‑2016), Broken Promise from the series Wounded Knee, 1970, woodcut. Gift of J. I. and Anna Rodale, 1970. (1970.4.3), (3) Ad Reinhardt (American, 1913–1967), No War from the portfolio Artist’s and Writer’s Protest Against the War in Vietnam, lithograph. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dorsky, 1971. (1971.17)

Prints and Protest, 1960–1970 is supported through the generosity of the Harry C. Trexler Trust, the Julius and Katheryn Hommer Foundation, the Century Fund, the Bernard and Audrey Berman Foundation, the Leon C. and June W. Holt Endowment, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Friends of the Museum.