Press Release

Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 1:14pm
HISTORIC ‘ALL OF US OR NONE’ POSTER COLLECTION FOCUS OF NEW EXHIBITION AT THE OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) announces the special exhibition All of Us or None: Social Justice Posters of the San Francisco Bay Area, on view in the Museum's Great Hall March 31 through August 19, 2012. A companion to The 1968 Exhibit, All of Us or None is the first comprehensive exhibition to explore the poster renaissance that began in the Bay Area in the 1960s. 

Celebrating the recent acquisition of the renowned All Of Us Or None (AOUON) poster collection, OMCA presents the first comprehensive exhibition exploring the poster renaissance that started in the mid-1960s as both a legitimate art form as well as a powerful tool for public debate on social justice issues. Presented as a companion exhibition to The 1968 Exhibit, on view March 31 through August the exhibition features 68 original political posters framed and traditionally hung, in addition to countless posters digitally printed at size and collaged to the gallery walls, a method similar to how they were originally displayed.

"The All Of Us Or None collection is one of the most significant social movement collections of its kind in the country-comparable with the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and the Hoover Institution," says Executive Director Lori Fogarty. "This exhibition, combined with The 1968 Exhibit, promises to propel visitors back in time to one of the most charged and interesting decades in the San Francisco Bay Area's history." 

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