The Art of Propaganda

Opens April 10, 2024

The Prohibition movement flooded America—and the world—with striking and artistic anti-alcohol messaging.  

Some messages appealed to human emotions like fear or disgust. Others leveraged logical or scientific arguments. Relying heavily on printed materials like posters, brochures, and cartoons, advocates for prohibition were prolific and persuasive.  

Delve into examples of propaganda that include pieces on display for the first time. Then channel your imagination to produce a piece of advocacy art of your own.  

An example of propaganda produced during the Prohibition era.

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