One of the newest additions to Special Collections is a trove of 139 promotional and educational comic books donated by Rob Galford ’74. Mainly aimed at influencing public opinion, burnishing a company’s public image, advertising a product, or promulgating a government message, promotional comics shrewdly cloaked their mission in the popular comic book form. But instead of featuring the sagas of superheroes, they told more prosaic tales.
An Alarming Specificity
Performance by Linda Stupack and opening reception
Friday, March 20, 4:30–7:30 p.m.
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery
An Alarming Specificity engages with human bodies that do not align with a fictional norm grounded in white patriarchal hegemony. Curated by Aubree Penney '13, the exhibition examines ways artists subvert the predominance of white, heterosexual, cis-male, non-disabled bodies as the default of humanity. Details »