The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution: Chinese Propaganda from the Turbulent Decade, 1966-1976

The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution: Chinese Propaganda from the Turbulent Decade, 1966-1976

August 13, 2016 to July 23, 2017

Co-curated by chief curator Anne Rose Kitagawa and History of Art and Architecture graduate students Kun Xie, Sangah Kim, and Allie Mickle, this installation features a selection of Chinese propaganda art drawn from a distinguished private collection. These compelling works were created before, during, and after China’s Cultural Revolution (1966–76) to educate and indoctrinate viewers and explore many political themes, including communist paragons, efforts to reform education, agriculture, and the role of women, and fascinating cross-cultural alignments. This special installation will provide a visual focus for 2016–17 courses in HA&A and East Asian Languages & Literatures, as well as for upcoming programs.