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Best Websites: Art & Art History

Art & Social Justice

Center for the Study of Political Graphics
The Center for the Study of Political Graphics collects, preserves, and exhibits posters relating to historical and contemporary movements for social change.
http://www.politicalgraphics.org/home.html

Justseeds Artists' Cooperative
Justseeds Artists' Cooperative is a decentralized community of artists who have banded together to both sell their work online in a central location and to collaborate with and support each other and social movements. The website is not just a place to shop, but also a destination to find out about current events in radical art and culture. The blog covers political printmaking, socially engaged street art, and culture related to social movements.
http://www.politicalgraphics.org/home.html

Graphic Witness
This website is dedicated to social commentary through graphic imagery by artists working from the turn of the 20th Century to the present, with related bibliographic and biographic data.
http://www.graphicwitness.org/

Art and Social Issues in American Culture
This website is intended to promote dialogue and learning about art concerned with social commentary. It utilizes works of art from the Columbus Museum of Art.
http://artandsocialissues.cmaohio.org/web-content/index.html

The Art of Democracy
The Art of Democracy (AOD) is a national coalition of political art exhibitions all taking place in the Fall of 2008 on the dire state of the American Political Scene. The coalition’s mission is to promote the political art of artists and art organizations on a national scale during the critical period leading up to the 2008 United States presidential elections.
http://www.artofdemocracy.org/exhibitions.html

The Beehive Design Collective
The work of the Beehive Collective has three major facets: the Hive is appreciated internationally for its educational graphics campaigns, at a regional level for its stone mosaic murals and apprentice program, and locally for its dedication to the revitalization of the old Machias Valley Grange Hall, a landmark building in our small, rural Maine town.
http://www.beehivecollective.org/

Social Justice Printmaking
A gallery of work by artist Alex Huttinger focusing on issues of social justice and human rights. A self-taught relief printmaker, Huttinger’s work has centered on the accessibility and teaching capabilities of art with an interest in Artes Populares - art of the people. 
http://www.alexhuttinger.com/Gallery4/

Latin American Graphic Arts
Contains scanned images of Latin American prints. The site is maintained by Dr. Patricia Frank.
http://grabados.org/

MACARENSES
The website of the radical British artist Macarenses. He describes the site as “a vehicle for personal expression as I find myself increasingly needing to express my thoughts and emotions about the world. They are my way of protesting about all that is wrong with this world; my primal scream you could call it.”
http://www.macarenses.co.uk

Another Limited Rebellion
A website founded by artist Noah Scalin in 2001. Inspired by the enduring legacy of punk rock activism, Another Limited Rebellion (ALR) has been committed to the Triple Bottom Line (people, planet & profit) approach to business since its conception.
http://www.alrdesign.com/

No Caption Needed
Website for the book No Caption Needed by Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites. The authors describe the book as “arguing against the conventional belief that visual images short-circuit rational deliberation and radical critique.” The book seeks to connect photojournalism to public life.
http://www.nocaptionneeded.com/

EdChange Social Justice Store
Online store sponsored by Paul C. Gorski and EdChange. Features gifts, t-shirts, mugs, posters, and other items with peace, equity, social justice, feminist, anti-racist themes. Money raised through the store goes to support EdChange's free multicultural and social justice education resources for teachers and activists.
http://www.cafepress.com/edchange

Updated 7/25/17