Iconic Posters of Asian America at NJAHS Gallery

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SAN FRANCISCO — The National Japanese American Historical Society will present “JAM: Iconic Posters of Asian America, 1977-2000” at the NJAHS Peace Gallery, 1684 Post St. in Japantown.

Opening reception will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. Gallery hours are 12 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and first Saturday of the month.

From 1977 to 2000, the Japantown Art and Media (JAM) Workshop produced community-based art and provided a variety of classes. One of JAM’s important services was screen printing. Colorful, imaginative hand-screened posters were produced to commemorate and announce local Asian American events, from political rallies to fundraising dances to festivals and community picnics.

This exhibit revisits some of the memorable, exciting and significant posters produced by JAM’s graphic artists.

Free and open to the public. For more information, call (415) 921-5007, email [email protected] or visit www.njahs.org.

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