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'Visual Sway' Exhibition Explores Intersection of Art and Politics

The Plattsburgh State Art Museum and guest curator Dr. Jason Miller will present “Visual Sway: Political Art from the Collection” Sept. 18 to Nov. 3, with a public reception Thursday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Myers Fine Art Building.

This exhibition from the museum’s collection explores intersections of art and politics and the multiple dimensions of “visual sway” in art. The artwork encompasses portraiture, commemorative images, overt propaganda posters, government sponsored projects and apolitical visual content produced by politicized artists. 

Rockwell Kent, Dorothea Lange, Andy Warhol, Kathe Kollwitz and Leon Golub are some of the many artists featured in “Visual Sway.” 

Miller is a professor of philosophy at Warren Wilson College, a researcher of aesthetics and social and political philosophy, and a writer of several essays, including “Politics of the Apolitical: Art and Politics at the Bauhaus and Black Mountain College.” He will give a gallery talk during the reception.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Karen Blough, interim director, at 518-564-2474 or email [email protected].

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