National Arts and Humanities Month~ October 3

“Art That Inspires Us to Vote”

Illustrations by Mai Ly DegnanRudy GutierrezAnita KunzTim O’BrienWhitney Sherman, and Yuko Shimizu

One of the most famous American painters and illustrators, Norman Rockwell produced pithy artwork to promote democracy and civic engagement in his time. Now, a museum in Massachusetts dedicated to him asked artists to design “get out the vote” posters for 2020.
Source: The Norman Rockwell Museum wants you to vote, and recruited top illustrators to inspire you – CNN

“The Unity Project is an art and civics initiative of the Norman Rockwell Museum and contemporary illustrators that is dedicated to an inclusive America in which all voices are heard.
Inspired by the rich and continuing tradition of American illustration, this project inspires us to consider the integral role that published imagery plays in creating cultural narratives which connect us to our times.”  ~The Unity Project

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Classical Music Month~ September 16

Poppy and Her Trainer/Newmarket by John Hassall

Poster advertising a production of Newmarket, a racing comedy with music by F. Taylor and E. B. Jones performed by Alexander Loftus’s Musical Comedy Company at the Opéra Comique, London
~http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O712130/poster-hassall-john/

c.1896 / Color lithograph on paper / 30″x20″ / Various collections

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December 3, 1948~ 1st woman (outside Medical Corps) sworn in as an officer in the Regular Army

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory by Jes Wilhelm Schlaikjer

1944 / Offset color lithographic poster / 28”x20”
Various collections including Online Archive of California (OAC)

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Previous December 3 posts:

December 3~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/3~

November 4, 1979~ Islamist students overrun U.S. embassy in Tehran

The Shah with Demons by Unknown Artist

c.1970s-1980s / Poster of manipulated image / 18 3/4”x13 1/4” / Middle Eastern Posters Collection, Box 3, Poster 164, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

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Previous November 4 posts:

November 4~ Artists at their Easels

Robert Mapplethorpe: American Photographer (1946-1989)

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/4~

September 9, 1971~ Attica Prison uprising begins

United States of Attica by Faith Ringgold

1972 / Offset lithograph / 21 5/8”x27 3/8” / Various collections

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Previous September 9 posts:

Hispanic Artists~September 9

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/9~

August 28, 1917~ 10 Suffragists Arrested While Picketing at the White House

Votes for Women by Bertha Margaret Boyé*

1911 / Lithographic poster / 23”x15 1/2” / Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute

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Picketing for Suffrage~ https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/august-28/

* I found very little biographical information on Bertha Margaret Boyé on the web. I did find this pdf file, where a bio appears [p.37 of the pdf , which is p.330 of the book the file was made from]. File does not download automatically; you can read it in your browser.
http://www.tfaoi.com/cm/10cm/10cm99.pdf

Previous August 28 posts:

Self Portraits~August 28

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/28~