Democracy in America

Democracy in America: Political Satire Then and Now
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona USA
August 31 – November 19, 2004

The exhibition presents works that depict political figures and events, some reverential but most satirical. Contemporary works are placed in historical context to demonstrate the persistence of the satiric spirit in political discourse and the recurrence of similar concerns from the 17th century to the present. The exhibition presents a variety of media by regional and nationally known artists, and a wide variety of points of view.

The goal of the project is to encourage discussion and raise awareness of the privilege and responsibility of voting. The exhibition offers the opportunity to bring children to learn about the election process through Kids Voting.

Artists in the Exhibition:
Artists in the exhibition include: Eric Avery, Russell Barnett Aitken, Jim Budde, Enrique Chagoya, Colin Chillag, Sue Coe, Dan Collins, Robbie Conal, William Coupon, Honoré Daumier, Linda Eddy, Arthur Habegger, Heide Hesse, William Hogarth,, John Haddock, Charles Howe, Benito Huerta, Peter Kuper, Carolyn Lavender, Roy Lichtenstein, Larry Litt, Leopoldo Mendez, Thomas Nast, Mark Newport, Luo Xiao Ping, James Poppitz, Alfred Quiroz, Lynn Randolph, Michael Rich, John Risseeuw, Mike Ritter, Norman Rockwell, Barb Ross, William Sartain, Julian Schnabel, Gregg and Evan Spiridellis, Paul Szep, Einar and Janex de la Torre and Betty Wells.