• Unknown artist: Peace Now, 1970; screenprint on computer paper; 22 x 15 in.; BAMPFA, gift of the University Art Museum Council from the bequest of Herschel Chipp.

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CANCELED: Five Tables of Peace and Protest

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This viewing session coincides with Peace Now!, part of BAMPFA’ s ongoing exhibition series Art for Human Rights. In May 1970, in response to an expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia and the shootings of student protesters at Kent State University and Jackson University, UC Berkeley students and faculty assembled an ad-hoc workshop that produced more than fifty thousand posters, which they plastered across the Bay Area. On view, a splendid selection of these posters fabricated from precarious materials that prevented them from being exhibited.