In Oakland — it is “All of Us or None”

McCarthy, 1968, Sätty (Wilfred Podreich), Poster from the All of Us or None Archive which was collected between 1977 & 2008. Collection of the Oakland Museum of California

Sätty (Wilfred Podreich), McCarthy, 1968

All of Us or None: Social Justice Posters of the San Francisco Bay Area
Exhibit: March 31, 2012 – August 19, 2012
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA 94607
Members “sneak preview” opening event
Friday, March 30, 7-9 PM ($12 museum admission)

Celebrating the recent acquisition of the renowned All Of Us or None poster collection, OMCA presents the first comprehensive exhibition exploring the poster renaissance that started in the mid-1960s as a legitimate art form as well as a powerful tool for public debate on social justice issues.

Presented as a companion exhibition to The 1968 Exhibit, the exhibition features 68 original political posters framed and traditionally hung, in addition to countless posters digitally printed and collaged on the gallery walls, a method similar to the way they were originally displayed.

The posters address a wide range of social issues, including access to healthcare, education reform, environmental activism, and cultural identity. Contributions by well-known artists such as Malaquías Montoya, Rupert Garcia, Nancy Hom, Juan Fuentes, and Jos Sances are shown alongside examples by less recognized and anonymous artists. Influential collective workshops such as the Royal Chicano Air Force, Inkworks Press, La Raza Graphics, Japantown Art and Media, and Mission Graphica are also represented.

The exhibition is guest curated by collection archivist and author Lincoln Cushing. Accompanying the exhibition is a catalog published by Heyday Press.

This exhibit is also at the Oakland International Airport Exhibition
February 24, 2012 – May 4, 2012
The 68 reproductions featured in this exhibit at the Oakland International Airport include examples of works that Rossman himself collected. The posters address a wide range of social issues, including access to healthcare, education reform, environmental activism, and cultural identity. Contributions by well-known artists such as Malaquías Montoya, Rupert Garcia, Nancy Hom, Juan Fuentes, and Jos Sances are shown alongside examples by less recognized and anonymous artists. Influential collective workshops such as the Royal Chicano Air Force, Inkworks Press, La Raza Graphics, Japantown Art and Media, and Mission Graphica are also represented.

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2 Responses to In Oakland — it is “All of Us or None”

  1. lcushing1 says:

    Well, of course I can’t post something as helpful as a URL!
    Just Google “omca collections poster”

    Here’s the url: http://collections.museumca.org/?q=category/2011-schema/history/political-posters

  2. lcushing1 says:

    Thanks for the plug for the poster exhibition. There are lots of amazing GI rights and peace movement posters in this collection. Go to the OMCA online catalog

    and look for the search term “soldier”

    Here’s the url: http://collections.museumca.org/?q=taxonomy%2Fterm%2F154&keys=soldier

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