Opening Reception for We Care: Stories of Activism and Protest

Goucher College Library’s Special Collections and Archives is thrilled to announce the exhibit We Care, a look into the activism and protest of the 1960s anti-war movement in Baltimore, Maryland. The most famous example of anti-war protest was the nine Catholic activists who burned draft notices to protest the Vietnam War now known as the Catonsville 9. The collections of anti-war activist Herman Heyn highlight the work of the Baltimore Defense Committee that raised money for the trial of the Catonsville 9. This exhibit will be displayed outside Special Collections and Archives on the 4th floor of the Athenaeum for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The Special Collections’ We Care exhibit is a collaboration with the Silber Gallery on the 2nd floor of the Athenaeum which is exhibiting the 1960s pop art-inspired serigraphs of Corita Kent from September 22 – December 16, 2022. Corita Kent was an artist, an educator and an activist for social justice and the anti-war movement. A member of the religious order of Mary of the Immaculate Heart, Corita used her faith, distinct design sensibility, and aesthetic influences from product packaging, signage, and cultural references to create her unique prints that inspire attention to and action against the critical issues of her time. The exhibited selection of boldly colored texted-based serigraphs is on loan from the Associated Archives of Saint Mary’s Seminary and University in Roland Park.

Thursday, September 22 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Athenaeum, 4th floor of the Athenaeum by Special Collections & Archives
1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204, USA

Event Type

Art, Friends of the Library

Departments

Academic, Art & Art History, Administrative, Library

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feature

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#reception, exhibition, archives, history

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