PERSUASION, January 24 – February 22, 2017, ALLEGHENY COLLEGE

This exhibition offers a survey of government-sponsored efforts at persuasion in the twentieth century through the use of graphic art. Collaborations between government organizations and artists produced not simply advertisements, but what could be described as a form of “high art;” beautifully striking imagery combined with sharp, succinct messages for maximum emotional impact and creation of normative values and a common visual language. This exhibition was made possible, in part, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant for Collaborative Undergraduate Research in the Humanities at Allegheny College. CLICK HERE TO VIEW / DOWNLOAD THE EXHIBITION CATALOG PDF.