Gearing Up for "An Incomplete History of Protest" at The Whitney

Gearing Up for "An Incomplete History of Protest" at The Whitney

The exhibition will cover protest artwork from 1940 to 2017.

The exhibition will cover protest artwork from 1940 to 2017.

Text: Justin Ragolia

TOYO MIYATAKE, UNTITLED, 1944. IMAGE COURTESY OF THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

During a time in world history when protest sentiments seem to be at their peak, The Whitney has chosen to look toward the issues of the past with hopes of endowing today's artists and activists with the strength to shape a better future and drive progress through creativity.

The exhibition will cover protest artwork from 1940-2017, so we hopefully anticipate pieces that offer commentary on the political situation in America that's formed over the last few years, along with key reflections on the Second World War, Civil Rights Era, Vietnam War, every wave of the feminist movement, and the current LGBTQIA rights movement among others. "At the root of the exhibition," The Whitney has stated, "is the belief that artists play a profound role in transforming their time and shaping the future."

The exhibition begins this Friday, August 18th at The Whitney Museum of American Art. Learn more about what to expect here.

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