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Book Discussion: A People’s Art History of the United States

Book group to brush up on American political art history


The community is invited to pick up a copy of A People’s Art History of the United States by Nicolas Lambert and join an informal and lively book discussion at the Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson Street, Wednesday, July 20, from 6-7 p.m. The title is now available for checkout at the readers services desk at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood Street.

Richly illustrated with more than 200 images, Lampert tells the story of the United States by looking at the art created to promote or protest significant events and movements. It is an excellent chance to expand one’s understanding of art’s influence on culture and politics.

Booklist comments that the author takes American art history out of the museum and into the streets, an “eye-opening, history-enriching, and superbly well-illustrated exposition of the union of art and activism.”

The session is free and open to the public. Call the History Center at 847-391-5399 to register. This event is co-sponsored by the History Center and the Des Plaines Public Library.

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