Illegal America

November 4 through December 7, 1990

This historical exhibition examines artists’ work from 1930-1990, from the United States, Europe and Japan, concentrating on work form the 1960s and 1970s. The artists have in common that their art has come in conflict with the law, challenging issues of legality and censorship. The exhibition includes photo-documentation of each work, and artist statement and extensive written documentation of each incident, many of which continued as legal cases. Special additional section on Northwest artists curated by Director, Sarah Clark-Langager. The exhibition is presented in timely juncture with the reauthorization of the NEA and the issues of censorship.