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
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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.
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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 latino.si.edu. Additional support was provided by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and a friend of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.