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Exhibition Guide

"‘The Anti-War Show’…is a provocative historical exhibition that surveys antiwar agitprop during the last half-century, while tacitly participating in today’s budding movement…The best of these posters are graphically simple, linguistically blunt and conceptually resonant."


—Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, January 15, 2003


This poster exhibition documents continuous domestic and international opposition to U.S. interventions into the domestic affairs of sovereign nations since the end of World War II. Political, economic and military interventions, many of them covert, have repeatedly resulted in unacceptable deaths and misery for millions. These posters show hopes and dreams, and the pain of dreams destroyed. Their graphic intensity results from expressing the rage engendered by U.S. actions through art.


Funded in part by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, The James Irvine Foundation, and The Andy Warhol Foundation. Produced in collaboration with “Designing the Political”, part of the Integrated Learning Program of Otis College of Art and Design.

Note: Images appear in the order intended for exhibition display. Please contact us for more information on bringing an exhibition to your institution. 


Originally titled Anti-War Show

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Press Related to Art Against Empire

The Power of the Poster, Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, April 14, 2010

The Anti-War Show: The Price of Intervention form Korea to Iraq, New York Arts Magazine, February 25, 2003

In Graphic Protest, Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA, USA, January 15, 2003

Show Draws From All Walks, Hillary E. MacGregor, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA, January 15, 2003

Fighting Words, John Powers, Los Angeles Weekly, Los Angeles, CA, January 1, 2003

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