Featured photo for exhibit SIGNS OF THE TIMES


2021-10-01 - 2021-11-21

An exhibition of photographs of signs throughout the decades, from hand-lettered protest signs to storefront windows to massive billboards.

Photographs in the exhibition span nearly 100 years, with a particular focus on protest signs. Signs and protests were inseparable in the 1960s, with words painted or printed large scale to produce maximum impact when photographed or filmed by the media. Many recent protestors carried signs that hearken back the powerful messages of the 1960s.

There are funny signs; there are gut-wrenching signs. There are signs painted on the side of buildings, hinting at a simpler life, far away from the technology of today. The signs are representative of passionate citizens of the times that both amplified and unified the voices fighting injustice.