The poster as objeto del arte
One of the most effective ways to get word of an event out, until local NIMBYs got laws passed outlawing the practice, was to staple posters on telephone poles. Throughout the years, California Chicano artists have used posters to communicate and have developed a graphic sensibility to carry their messages. In the show ¿Just Another Poster? Chicano Graphic Arts in California, 100 of these posters are on display, split between La Raza Galeria Posada (at 701 O Street; open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $4) and the Crocker Art Museum (at 216 O Street; open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday until 9 p.m.; $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for students). The show runs through September 14. The Crocker also has its Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art exhibit up through July 27.