Drawings and Prints: Revolution, Resistance, and Activism
Drawings and Prints: Revolution, Resistance, and Activism
This installation explores how artists from the 18th century to the present have mobilized works on paper to promote causes or ideals, record or respond to events, and sway public opinion.
The Met Museum
July 29, 2021 to January 17, 2022
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Exhibition details

The drawings, prints, and posters on view relate to the American, French, Haitian, Mexican, and Russian revolutions, the abolition of slavery, and campaigns for and against the dominant political systems of the 20ty and 21st centuries.

About the collection

The Department of Drawings and Prints boasts more than one million drawings, prints, and illustrated books made in Europe and the Americas from around 1400 to the present day. Because of their number and sensitivity to light, the works can only be exhibited for a limited period and are usually housed in on-site storage facilities.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028

Image: Charles Thévenin, The Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789 (ca. 1793)