The Public Lives of Posters

 in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Manilatown, and Japantown, 1970s and 1980s

Exhibit posterThe Kearny Street Workshop Archives Poster Collection

Tuesday, May 4 - Friday, June 11 – Art Exhibit/MCC Meeting Rooms

Tuesday, May 4, 5 pm - Opening Reception

This exhibition was a special compendium which encapsulates visual cultures, global ethnopoles, and urban public spaces of that time. On street poles, storefront windows, and community centers— historic Asian Pacific American graphic art posters publicly announced and affirmed counter-narratives. Curated by Julianne P. Gavino, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History of Art and Architecture.

Co-Sponsored by Asian American Studies, the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives—UCSB Library, Instructional Development, and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.