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Workers of the World, Unite!

Workers of the World, Unite!

Continuing through December 31, 2012

Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-century Art, first floor

In honor of Labor Day, Rockwell Kent’s iconic engraving is on display along with three other prints by this American Social Realist. Kent’s works were widely published in leftist journals in the 1930s, and his style and activist politics made him a favorite in the Soviet Union. This apocalyptic image of a lone worker fighting against aggressors with bayonets bears a title taken from Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto that became a battle cry at labor strikes and protests worldwide.

 

Image: Rockwell Kent (American, 1882–1971).Workers of the world, unite!, 1937. Wood engraving on paper. IU Art Museum 92.55

Start
Sunday November 18, 2012 12:00 PM
End
Sunday November 18, 2012 05:00 PM
Location
Art Museum
Contact
812-855-5445
Website
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu
Contact Email
kspascha@indiana.edu
Cost
free
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