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Decade of Dissent: Democracy in Action 1965-1975

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Decade of Dissent: Democracy in Action 1965-1975

3026 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405
February 23rd, 2013 - March 23rd, 2013
Opening: February 23rd, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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http://www.santamonicaartstudios.com
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santa monica/venice
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info@santamonicaartstudios.com
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310.397.7449
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sat 12-6

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ARENA 1 is pleased to present Decade of Dissent, Democracy in Action, 1965-1975 , an exhibition featuring original protest posters that reveal the persuasive power of art to inspire ideals of democracy. Visually striking and often confrontational, the works call attention to critical social movements that were shaped by the principles, rights, and individual liberties expressed by the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. The exhibition spotlights California activism around diverse causes—including peace, ecology, labor, and civil rights—showcasing iconic images and slogans that served as vehicles for social change. Decade of Dissent is organized by the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, the largest repository of post–World War II historical posters in the nation.