A retrospective exhibition of poster work by The Graphic Workshop is currently on view in the President’s Gallery. Here’s the story of how this artists’ collective began at MassArt in response to the war in Vietnam and the killing of four students at Kent State in Ohio, two students at Jackson State in Mississippi, and six young men protesting in Augusta, Georgia.
During the national student strike that followed, MassArt suspended classes. With faculty help, students used the campus to organize community-service activities. One was a round-the-clock silk-screen production center that churned out posters, T-shirts, and armbands for protests in Boston and beyond.