A screen print that reads "We've never seen anything like this before." with an outline of a person sitting, facing right in the bottom right corner.
Nell Painter; Printer: Brodsky Center, New Brunswick, N.J.; Publisher: Brodsky Center, New Brunswick, N.J., United States, 1942 You Say This Can't Really Be America (D), 2017, Color inkjet print with screenprinting on paper The Eugene and Virginia Palmer Fund for Prints and Drawings, 2018.30.4, © Nell Painter

Third Thursday: The People’s Poster

Mia’s Third Thursday and The People’s Library are excited to introduce Third Thursday: The People’s Poster! This series encourages participatory art-making, informs about the political history of screen printing posters, and explores examples from Mia’s collection. 

The People’s Choice

Earlier this month, we received poster designs from members of the community, and hundreds have voted on the design they’d like to see turned into a screen printed poster on Third Thursday (September 17th, 2020). Congratulations to the people’s choice, “Towards Joy and Justice” by Isabel McLaughlin. Isabel asks, “How can we find joy and justice in this moment? How can we feel connected to a collective dream? My design came from these questions and my hope for my home, Minneapolis, and our future.”

image description: five figures dance with smiles on their faces and patterned clothing. They are dancing in front of repeating text that reads resist, rest, rejoice, justice, joy.

“Towards Joy and Justice” by Isabel McLaughlin

[image description: five figures dance with smiles on their faces and patterned clothing. They are dancing in front of repeating text that reads resist, rest, rejoice, justice, joy.]

Dates

August 21 – 28
Submit your design

August 31 – September 6
Vote on the design you’d like to see printed.

September 9
The people’s choice design will be announced

September 17, 4-6 pm
Drop by Mia for a socially-distanced outdoor screen-printing demonstration and poster pick-up (free!). In addition to poster pick up, we will be collecting donations to help support Mia’s neighbors in Whittier. We are collecting the following items: (Note: Individual items preferred over bulk/Costco items.)

laundry soap
dish soap
shampoo
hand soap/ body wash
deodorant
razors
shaving cream
pads/liners
diapers esp sizes 3, 4, 5, & 6
baby wipes
toilet paper
baby lotion and powder

If you plan to visit the museum, cafe, or shop, please register for an admission ticket here. Coat check is not available at this time and you won’t be able to bring your poster into the museum, so please plan accordingly.

The People’s Library

Check out this video about the history of prints and political posters and local screen printers made by The People’s Library:

Questions

For questions, email Anniessa Antar aantar@artsmia.org.

To learn more about The People’s Library, please visit www.ThePeoplesLibrary.org.

Event Host: Ameriprise Financial

 

Nell Painter; Printer: Brodsky Center, New Brunswick, N.J.; Publisher: Brodsky Center, New Brunswick, N.J., United States, 1942 You Say This Can't Really Be America (D), 2017, Color inkjet print with screenprinting on paper The Eugene and Virginia Palmer Fund for Prints and Drawings, 2018.30.4, © Nell Painter