Cuba Si Posters from the Revolution: The Anthropology of Graphic Arts in Cuba Lecture


by Gerrie Casey, Asst. Professor of Labor Studies, IUSB at Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington

DATE: Wednesday, November 14

TIME: 5:00pm

LOCATION:  Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington 416 North Indiana Avenue, Bloomington,

Gerrie Casey (Labor Studies, IUSB) will discuss her collection of Cuban posters from the 1960s and 1970s currently on exhibit at the Mathers Museum in Bloomington. The lecture will explore the historical and artistic conditions that shaped the "hey-day" of Cuban poster art, tracing the complex and sometimes contradictory impulses that sought to integrate militant politics with exuberant and often irreverent aesthetic styles, drawing upon earlier poster traditions from the Mexican and Russian Revolutions, as well as 1960s psychedelic pop art. The exhibit and lecture are sponsored by CUBAmistad and will be free and open to the public.