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In the Art Gallery
Visual Politics: The Art Of Engagement


Masami Teraoka's Semana Santa/Cloning Eve
and Geisha
(detail), 2003. Oil on canvas, 89 1/4 x 175 inches.
Collection of the San Jose Museaum of Art
Gift of the Lipman Family Foundation, Brian Pawloski and Aki Ueno,
and David Soward



Hung Liu, A Tale of Two Women, 1991
Oil on canvas, mixed media 60 x 60 x 12 inches. Collection of the San Jose Museum of Art, Gift of Rena Bransten

 


Enrique Chagoya, Their Freedom of ExpressionÖThe Recovery of Their Economy, 1984 Charcoal and pastel on paper 80 x 80 inches.
Collection of the San Jose Museum of Art; Gift of Enrique Chagoya with additional support from the Museumís Collections Committee, in honor of the San Jose Museum of Artís 35th anniversary


Evri Kwong, Big Red, 2004. Oil and ink on canvas, 84 x 96 inches.
Collection of the San Jose Museum of Art

 

 

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The San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA) is mounting a major exhibit of political art created in the U.S. since World War II. The exhibition, designed to highlight the interchange between art and politics, stresses the role of artists on the West Coast, where protest politics have proliferated over the past 50 years.

Culled primarily from the museum's permanent collection, the show features work by artists such as Robert Arneson, Chester Arnold, Enrique Chagoya, Judith Baca, Hung Liu, and Manuel Ocampo.

The show is curated by SJMA's Susan Landauer, and accompanied by a book by Art Historian Peter Selz, professor emeritus at the University of California Berkeley.

The show runs through March 5, 2006, in San Jose, then travels to the Katzen Art Center at American University in Washington, D.C.

VerbSap thanks SJMA for the use images from the show.

 

 

 

 
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