Vincent Price Art Museum Proudly Presents 'What Would You Say?': Activist Graphics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Exhibition
VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM PROUDLY PRESENTS ‘WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?: ACTIVIST GRAPHICS FROM THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART’ EXHIBITION OPENING MARCH 25
Exhibition Features More Than 60 Political Graphic Prints Spanning Five Decades
Opening Reception Saturday, March 25 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Monterey Park, Calif. – The Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) at East Los Angeles College is proud to announce the opening of What Would You Say?: Activist Graphics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition on Saturday, March 25, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Enjoy the free exhibition, specialty cocktails (for guests 21 and over) and DJ sets by dublab during our opening
reception. The exhibition features more than 60 objects from LACMA’s collection; as well as four additional prints by California-based artists from the Chicano Moratorium and early Asian American activism, selected by VPAM, to demonstrate how designers and artists championed civil rights, opposed wars and injustice, and pressed for change. “We're excited to be partnering with LACMA on this exhibition, and we're thrilled to be able to include posters that illustrate the geographical specificity of activism in our neighborhoods on the eastside and the ways Latinx, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities are fighting for social justice,” said VPAM Museum Director, Steve Wong. The prints, spanning more than five decades, express both outrage and optimism and go beyond protest to envision alternative ways of living. What Would You Say?: Activist Graphics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will remain on view through June 24, 2023. VPAM is located on the campus of East Los Angeles College at 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez in Monterey Park, California. The Vincent Price Art Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. with extended hours on Thursday only from 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. All ages are welcome. Admission and parking are free.
Since the mid-20th century, California has been a beacon of both inventive design and political activism. This exhibition uses case studies from LACMA’s collection to demonstrate how designers and artists championed civil rights, opposed wars and injustice, and pressed for change. These works express both outrage and optimism, going beyond protest to envision alternative ways of living. Some of the key figures and organizations shown in this exhibition include Emory Douglas of the Black Panther Party, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville of the Woman’s Building, Self Help Graphics & Art, and street artist Shepard Fairey; all whom have achieved widespread acclaim and notoriety, galvanizing political movements and empowering marginalized communities. This presentation features generous loans from The Center for the Study of Political Graphics in addition to select objects from private collectors. What Would You Say?: Activist Graphics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art features artists such as Ernesto Yerena Montejano and Ayşe Gürsöz (photographer), Michael Mabry, Votan Ik, Yreina Cervántez, Robbie Conal and Deborah Ross; Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Helen Alm Roth, Maria Karras, and Cindy Marsh, Yolanda M. López, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Rupert García, Barbara Carrasco, Jessica Sabogal, Shepard Fairey and Ridwan Adhami (photographer), and Emory Douglas; with additional independent print works by Carlos Callejo and Leland Wong.
About Vincent Price Art Museum
The Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) at East Los Angeles College serves as a unique educational resource for the diverse audiences of the college and the community through the exhibition, interpretation, collection, and preservation of works in all media of the visual arts. VPAM provides an environment to encounter a range of aesthetic expressions that illuminate the depth and diversity of artwork produced by people of the world, both contemporary and past. By presenting thoughtful, innovative and culturally diverse exhibitions and by organizing cross-disciplinary programs on issues of historical, social, and cultural relevance, VPAM seeks to promote knowledge, inspire creative thinking, and deepen an understanding of and appreciation for the visual arts. Learn more at vpam.org.
About Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Located on the Pacific Rim, LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection of nearly 142,000 objects that illuminate 6,000 years of artistic expression across the globe. Committed to showcasing a multitude of art histories, LACMA exhibits and interprets works of art from new and unexpected points of view that are informed by the region’s rich cultural heritage and diverse population. LACMA’s spirit of experimentation is reflected in its work with artists, technologists, and thought leaders as well as in its regional, national, and global partnerships to share collections and programs, create pioneering initiatives, and engage new audiences. Location: 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90036
About East Los Angeles College
East Los Angeles College (ELAC) is the largest of nine two-year community colleges within the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). More information about ELAC is available online at www.elac.edu. Follow ELAC on social media, Facebook @Eastlacollege, Twitter @Eastlacollege, and Instagram @ELACHuskies. Local Access is a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi-institutional partnership formed by LACMA as part of the Art Bridges Initiative. Generous support for this project is provided by Art Bridges.
This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
For VPAM or What Would You Say?: Activist Graphics from Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition press inquiries, please contact Jennifer Cuevas at 213-375-8714 or email@example.com. Learn more at vpam.org.