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Depravities of War: Sandow Birk and the Art of Social Critique Image Credit: Sandow Birk, Desecration (detail) from The Depravities of War, 2007. Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco.

Featuring Sandow Birk’s monumental print series of the Iraq War alongside historical source materials, this exhibition celebrates the longevity and persuasive power of socially-engaged art. Birk's designs are exhibited with reproductions of Jacques Callot's 17th-century Miseries of War prints.

Opening Event November 10:

The MA in Museums Studies Program and Thacher Gallery invite you to the opening of The Depravities of War: Sandow Birk and the Art of Social Critique. This event will feature a conversation between artist Sandow Birk, master printer Paul Mullowney, and Museum Studies graduate students. The discussion will be followed by a reception in Thacher Gallery. Featuring Sandow Birk’s monumental print series of the Iraq War alongside historical source materials, this exhibition celebrates the longevity and persuasive power of socially-engaged art. Birk's designs are exhibited with reproductions of Jacques Callot's 17th-century Miseries of War prints.

This exhibition is curated by the M.A. in Museum Studies Curatorial Practicum class, led by Associate Professor Catherine Lusheck.