Start Date: 12/5/2019 11:00 AM PST
End Date: 12/5/2019 12:00 PM PST
Reforma Los Angeles Chapter
Exploring the world of archives
Learn about the archival field from Archivist Alejandra Gaeta as she talks about her work and unique work setting at the Center for the Study of Political Graphics.
Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) is an educational and research archive that collects, preserves, documents and exhibits historical and contemporary social movement prints and posters from around the world. CSPG has the largest collection of post-World War II political human rights and protest posters in the United States. CSPG’s collection dates from the 19th century to the present, and includes nearly 90,000 works on paper and more than 7,500 political buttons.
The archive also has a library and other political graphics ephemera such as political postcards and various movement publications from the 1960s and 1970s, including the Black Panther Party newspaper and El Malcriado, produced by the United Farm Workers. Since its founding in 1988, CSPG’s critically acclaimed exhibitions have traveled to more than 400 venues throughout the U.S. and internationally. Through traveling and online exhibitions, publications, workshops and internships, CSPG is advancing the power of art to educate and inspire people to action.
Presenter: Alejandra Gaeta, Archivist, CSPG
Cost: FREE for REFORMA members, $15 for non-members.