|"A Passionate Idea: Social Justice and the Work of Harry Sternberg," on view through Sunday, August 18 in the Amsden Gallery at the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount Street.|
As a graphic artist and social realist, Harry Sternberg used prints to draw attention to the lives of ordinary, downtrodden, and ostracized Americans during the 1930s and 1940s. His work with the American Artists Congress (1936-41) and the Guggenheim Fellowship (1936), in particular, demonstrates his strong stances against the injustices of war, fascism, racism, and class conflict. At a time when American art reflected both a nostalgic return to tradition and an acceptance of the new machine age, Sternberg s work reveals the human struggle for justice and democracy during the political and economic crises of the mid-twentieth century.
Ulrich exhibitions are generously supported by the Ulrich Salon Circle and Museum Alliance.
Gallery hours are 11 a.m-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Mondays and major/university holidays. Free admission. For more information about the exhibition or the artists, call the Ulrich Museum at (316) 978-3664 or e-mail email@example.com.