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  • 'Pressing Issues' at Krannert Art Museum shows WPA printmakers' thoughts on social justice

    Curator Kathryn Koca Polite stands in front of a gallery wall hung with WPA prints.

    Curator Kathryn Koca Polite organized an exhibition featuring 1930s prints depicting images of labor unrest, racial violence, the plight of immigrants and the rise of fascism. “Pressing Issues: Printmaking as Social Justice in 1930s United States” opens Oct. 3 at Krannert Art Museum.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Kathryn Koca Polite, email kkoca@illinois.edu. To contact Guen Montgomery, email montgo@illinois.edu. More information about “Pressing Issues: Printmaking as Social Justice in 1930s United States” is available online. For information about Krannert Art Museum, contact Julia Nucci Kelly at jkell@illinois.edu.