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Sign of the Times: Opening Reception and Lecture with Curator Hal Wert
February 2, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.| Free
The Sixth Floor Museum presented a new temporary exhibit, Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster 1844-2012. Exhibit curator Dr. Hal Wert explored the stories behind the posters and the intriguing political messages that have changed throughout the years. Dr. Wert’s most recent book, George McGovern and the Democratic Insurgents: The Best Campaign and Political Posters of the Last Fifty Years was available for purchase and signing.
Dr. Hal Wert is a Professor of History at the Kansas City Art Institute. He has written extensively on political and propaganda posters. He has won numerous awards, including the Kansas City Art Institute Excellence in Teaching Award, the Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Kansas City Art Institute’s award for Outstanding Achievement. The posters featured in Sign of the Times are from his personal collection.
This project is supported in part by an award from Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, and foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.