How has art been used to mobilize communities and disseminate messages of social justice? Is art just a commodity that is only accessible to the elite? How has the idea of “art for the people” shifted the way we look at art? In this Humanities Washington talk, Chicano artist Jake Prendez traces the history of social justice art, from the rise of Mexican muralism to its influence on American artwork from the civil rights era and the modern era.

Explore how the means of production and new technologies made art accessible worldwide and join Prendez as he deconstructs his own artwork to show how it relates to this greater narrative.

$5 suggested donation/members free

In-person programs in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall will have distanced seating with a maximum capacity of 50 people on a first come, first serve basis. When capacity is reached, the Museum will provide a website link to our livestreamed program for viewing offsite. Masks will be required for all participants regardless of vaccination status. If you feel unwell or have any symptoms of illness, please tune in virtually to our programs.

The Art of Rebellion: Social Justice and Chicana/Chicano Visual Arts

Whatcom Museum – Old City Hall
121 Prospect St., Bellingham, Washington, 98225