"Images for Survival" Commemorates Bombing of Hiroshima

Weber State University is pleased to announce the opening exhibition for the 2007-2008 school year:  “Images for Survival.” This exhibition showcases the posters of U.S. graphic designers that commemorate the 40th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

Sixty two years later, these posters are a timely reminder of both the tragic events at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the contemporary reality of the continued proliferation of nuclear arms.  This exhibition will be the first time this international collection of posters will be exhibited in Utah.

The exhibition runs from Aug. 27 – Oct. 12, 2007 at the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery in the Ethel Wattis Kimball Visual Arts Center on WSU's Ogden campus. 

Gallery hours:  10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon–5 p.m. Saturday. 

Larry Clarkson, one of the designers featured in the exhibition, will give a lecture on Thursday Oct. 4 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Kimball Visual Arts Center Lindquist Lecture Hall. 

This exhibition is sponsored by the Weber State University Department of Visual Arts and was made possible by a grant from the Utah Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts, and the Browning Lead Trust.

For more information visit dova.weber.edu.

All exhibitions and lectures are free to the public.

Contact:

Monika Del Bosque, gallery director
801-626-6420 • monikadelbosque@weber.edu

 

Author:
Monika Del Bosque, gallery director
801-626-6420 • monikadelbosque@weber.edu