Exhibitions mounted yearly
CSPG has curated over three dozen traveling exhibitions to broaden public understanding of diverse human-rights issues and social movements. CSPG does not have a gallery; rather CSPG partners with organizations who host exhibitions. Some partners include: Mercado la Paloma (downtown L.A.); Self Help Graphics (East L.A.); Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography (Pasadena); Social and Public Art Resource Center (Venice-west side L.A.); the Pasadena Museum of California Art (northeast L.A.).
CSPG's collection contains over 90,000 domestic and international political posters from the last century, reflecting historical and contemporary movements for social change. The majority of the posters have been donated by collectors, artists, supporters, and activists who save them from celebration and protest marches.
WHO WE ARE
The Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) is an educational and research archive that collects, preserves, documents, and exhibits posters relating to historical and contemporary movements for social change. Using its more than 90,000 human rights and protest posters and prints, CSPG creates traveling and online thematic exhibitions, and publications. CSPG is advancing the power of art to educate and inspire people to action.
For three decades CSPG has been creating a special community of international artists, activists, donors, curators, students, and teachers who share a passion for the power of political art to educate and inspire people to action.
CSPG's posters are unique, primary, historical documents which reveal histories of struggles that are often hidden, and more often forgotten. Our growing collection is one of the most diverse visual resources in the world. This educational research archive, representing posters from the 19th Century to the present—includes the largest collection of post-World War II posters in the United States.
CSPG depends upon the donation of posters to make this resource as representative as possible of the many historical, and ongoing struggles that continue to happen around the globe. If you have posters you would like to donate, please contact us.
Thank you for visiting CSPG online and supporting the preservation and dissemination of powerful graphics for social change.
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