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.
Preservation and Access
CSPG is cataloguing and digitizing its growing collection of over 90,000 posters in order to increase access to this valuable resource. As the digitizing process moves forward, thousands of powerful political graphics have become available to a broader local and international community.
Exhibitions are the primary means by which CSPG exposes the public to the artistic, cultural, and historical value of its political graphics. CSPG offers more than three dozen artistically powerful and culturally diverse exhibitions presented from multi-issue and multicultural persepctives, including HIV/AIDS, anti-Semitism, anti-war movements, apartheid, Black Panther Party, children's rights, civil liberties, the death penalty, LGBTQ issues, genocide, gentrification and homelessness, globalization, immigration, labor, liberation theology, the prison industrial complex, racism, police violence, and women's rights.
CSPG's timely poster exhibitions are a unique resource available for travel to museums, galleries, libraries, community centers, schools, religious institutions, concert halls, theaters, or government buildings in your community. All exhibitions come mounted and ready to display, and are accompanied by annotations. To date, four are bilingual and have been translated into Spanish. Customized exhibitions are also available.