The Art of Persuasion: Propaganda Posters from WWI to Today

LectureVisual Arts

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Museum of History & Industry


Museum of History & Industry
860 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98109

How do you shape the national narrative? From marketing a war to tackling current social issues, propaganda posters have long served as a means to shift public perception.

During WWI, the United States recruited famous artists to work for the country’s first propaganda department and convince a nation of the merits of war.

Today, local non-profit Amplifier commissions artists to amplify the messages of grassroots social justice movements.

Hear from historian Bill Woodward joined by Cleo Barnett and Isabella Sisneros from Amplifier. Learn about the power and potential of propaganda posters past and present, and enjoy a one-night-only viewing of selected posters from MOHAI’s collection.

Come early for a bite to eat at the South Lake Café before the program, open until 7 pm.

For disability accommodations, please contact [email protected] two weeks prior to the event.

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