Clinton House Museum hosts American political poster exhibit

Exhibits USA/Mid-America Arts Alliance

The Clinton House Museum will host a touring political campaign poster exhibition called Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster 1844–2012 beginning Thursday, Dec. 10 Friday, Dec. 11 in Fayetteville.

The free exhibition includes rarely seen posters created in the last 170 years.

It will run through Dec. 31, and is available to view Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

From the museum:

Through time, the American political poster has been sorely neglected as an art form and has played a minor cultural role despite its effectiveness in conveying a political message to millions of voters often through the skillful use of visual communication. Sign of the Times has made every effort to bring eye-popping political graphics to the forefront and show the great American political poster as art.

The exhibition was curated by Hal Wert, Ph.D., collector and professor of history at Kansas City Art Institute, and organized by Exhibits USA/Mid-America Arts Alliance.