Propaganda is used to mobilize people in times of war. Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster presents 33 posters, most targeting Africans and African-American civilians during such times. These carefully designed works of art were aimed at mobilizing people of color in war efforts, even as they faced oppression and injustice in their homeland. Witness changing messages on race and politics through propaganda from the American Civil War to the African independence movements in this innovative exhibition.
Through the use of touch-screen interactives and video, visitors can experience the collection in several ways as they explore the changing face of propaganda in four distinct eras:
|Spring 2015 - Early Summer 2015||Available|
|Late Summer 2015 - Fall 2015||Available|
|Gallery Space||Minimum 150 linear feet.|
|Venue Period||12 weeks. Every effort will be made to accommodate special requests from borrowers.|
Thirty three original posters, custom-framed and wall-ready.
Interactive touchscreen station to explore distinctive poster iconography.
Episode of the PBS program, History Detectives, highlighting the poster, "Our Colored Heroes."
|Shipping||To be arranged by the Penn Museum. Shipping costs are prorated among venues.|
|Insurance||Covered by the Penn Museum.|
|Courier required. Qualified staff at borrowing institution will help in installation and deinstallation of the exhibition.|
|Requirements||Facility report must be submitted for review before approval of loan.
Borrowing institutions must complete incoming and outgoing condition reports.
The borrower must adhere to temperature and light controls for this exhibit.
|Contact||Traveling Exhibits Coordinator