Historic Modern Poster Art

Historic and Modern Poster Art "See America ... Then and Now" at The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum Special Exhibition... Thru June 2014.

More than 75 years after the government first commissioned posters to showcase the country's most stunning natural features under the banner: "See America," The Creative Action Network (CAN) has set out to do it again by launching a new version of See America, a crowd-sourced art campaign, enlisting artists from all 50 states to create a collection of artwork celebrating our national parks and other treasured sites. The campaign kicks off with this exhibition in the William J. vanden Heuvel Gallery at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park.

"With so many artists in need of jobs and so many causes in need of national attention, our government set out 75 years ago to put the nation's artists to work, illustrating and celebrating our shared national identity. With today's digital tools, individual artists have the power to create and share their work like never before. That's why now is the time to pick up where the New Deal left off, and harness America's creative energy in celebrating the beauty & importance of our natural & cultural landmarks," said Max Slavkin, Co-Founder & CEO of Creative Action Network.

With the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service approaching in 2016, and the continued threat of budget cuts today, Creative Action Network put out a call to its community of artists and designers around the world to create a new collection of See America posters for a new generation. The posters highlight natural, cultural and historic sites across the country, depicting our shared history, and encouraging individuals to reconnect with these places. CAN partnered with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), who stepped up to sponsor and support See America.

This new collection of See America posters is on display in a special exhibition at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum located at 4079 Albany Post Road in Hyde Park. The exhibition is scheduled to run from through June 30, 2014, and additional exhibitions are in the works across the country. It is open to view during regular museum hours of 9am to 6pm daily, and is free with museum admission.