Latinx Art Teaching Posters: Chicano Graphics

Bilingual Teaching Posters for Your Classroom

Beginning in the 1960s, activist Chicano artists in the United States forged a remarkable tradition in printmaking that remains vital today. These teaching posters feature full color reproductions of five screenprints from the major collection of Latinx art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The primary poster images, together with supporting text and exercises—information about the artwork and the artist, supplemental images, close-looking questions, interdisciplinary connections, and suggested student extension activities—offer students insights into the vibrant graphic arts tradition among these artists and their collaborators, and how their works were attuned to social justice causes, both nationally and globally.

Teaching Poster Set Artworks

Media - 2020.39.3 - SAAM-2020.39.3_1 - 138893
Steve Biko
screenprint on paper
Not on view
Media - 2019.50.2 - SAAM-2019.50.2_1 - 138138
Breaking the Fast, 1968
screenprint on paper
Not on view
Media - 1995.50.32 - SAAM-1995.50.32_2-000001 - 138845
Sun Mad
screenprint on paper
Not on view
Media - 2020.50.2 - SAAM-2020.50.2_1 - 139039
Not One More Deportation
screenprint on paper
Not on view

Request a Free Printed Set of Teaching Posters

Complete the request form below to have a set of five printed teaching posters delivered by mail. The printed posters are fully bilingual (English and Spanish). There is a limit of one set per teacher.  

Request A Printed Teaching Poster Set

Download the Teaching Poster Text and Images

A modified version of the poster text and images can be accessed online via the links below.

Download Teaching Poster Text in English (PDF)

Download Teaching Poster Text in Spanish (PDF)



This project was produced by the Education department of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition ¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now. Support for this project was provided by the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. To learn more, visit Additional support was provided by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and a friend of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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