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Opening Nov. 11: Art of Politics

Works on paper from Albuquerque Museum's permanent collection demonstrate the similarities and connections between seemingly separate struggles.

Art of Politics

Ester Hernandez, La Ofrenda. Art of Politics exhibition, 2017

Ester Hernández, "La Ofrenda," 1988. Albuquerque Museum, PC1991.60.6

Nov. 11, 2017, to April 8, 2018

"Art of Politics" focuses on works that engage viewers on both aesthetic and sociopolitical levels. There are screen prints by artists associated with the Chicano Civil Rights Movement, photographs by Dan Budnik depicting the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, and work by Doug Kent Hall documenting Central American refugees.

"I am hoping that the variety of identities, places, and cultures included in the show will demonstrate the similarities and connections between seemingly separate struggles," says Ben Maseman, who is curating the show and is also a senior at Amy Biehl High School.

On view in Albuquerque Museum's Angelique + Jim Lowry Gallery for Works on Paper.