The Sixth Floor Museum presents Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster 1844–2012
The Sixth Floor Museum will be the first venue to host the traveling exhibit Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster 1844–2012. Sign of the Times showcases the most exciting and rarely seen posters created in the last 170 years, exploring a variety of American political poster styles, design trends and printing technology.
The American political poster as an art form has played a minor cultural role in American history, despite its effectiveness in conveying a political message to millions of voters often through the skillful use of visual communication. Sign of the Times brings striking political graphics to the forefront and shows the great American political poster as art.
Sign of the Times was curated by Hal Wert, Ph.D., collector and professor of history at Kansas City Art Institute, and organized by Exhibits USA/Mid-America Arts Alliance.