Midwest Museum of American Art

Photograph courtesy of the Midwest Museum of Art

The exhibit “Politics & Religion” continues through Oct. 2 at the Midwest Museum of American Art, 429 S. Main St.

The museum’s director, Brian Byrn, has spent three years curating the exhibit, which features the work of 56 artists of national and regional fame. There are 127 works of media linked with 40 pieces of ephemera and material culture that bring issues of social justice, the environment, war and peace, along with historical connection points, to light.

Some of the artists of historical note included in the exhibit include Wilson Bigaud, the Rev. Howard Finster, Sister Corita Kent, Dorothea Lange and Thomas Nast.

Artists of national note included in this exhibition include Sue Coe, Shepard Fairy, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Gary Trudeau and Kara Walker, among others.

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