Exhibit: 'Direct Action Comics: Politically Engaged Comics and Graphic Novels'
January 25—February 22, 2017, weekdays 11:00 am-4:00 pm
January 29—February 19, 2017, Sundays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
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Herter Art Gallery
UMass Amherst Campus
Comic art is a worldwide and intensely democratic medium with the power to give voice to the voiceless and marginalized. The exhibition “Direct Action Comics: Politically Engaged Comics and Graphic Novels” will present over 50 of the most influential and provocative graphic novels dealing with political and social issues.
The exhibition will include printed copies of each book plus original art for representative pages and a variety of associated materials, including preliminary sketches and drafts for outstanding an important works,examples of rare posters and promotional materials, and a selection of important precursors for contemporary graphic novels including underground comics and the work of the political artists collective who produce World War III comics.
Curated by Chris Couch and Alex Chautin.
Herter Art Gallery is located at the north end of Herter Hall west of the Fine Arts Center. Public parking is available at all times behind the Robsham Visitors Center and at meters along Haigis Mall. Nights and weekends parking is also available in Lot #71, west of the Whitmore Administration Building.