June Art Exhibit

May 68 by Stephen Lewis

This month we welcome an exhibit of posters curated by Stephen Lewis. These posters are about the events that happened in France, during May 1968, when students, workers and peasants joined together in common protest and nearly toppled the government of Charles De Gaulle. The posters on display are a small sample of the many posters that were created during this period. The simple style was a reaction to bourgeois art.

The posters are from a collection of more than 9,300 posters of Stephen Lewis. Lewis has been collecting political posters for 20 years and has been staging exhibits around Massachusetts for the past 19 years.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours, when community meetings or library programs are not in progress.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Beverly Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.