Utopian illustrations to be featured at University of South Dakota
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - A new exhibition opening at the University of South Dakota on Monday will showcase 40 illustrations from magazines, novels and public service announcements of the late 1940s through the early 1970s.
"Utopian Visions: Illustrations of the Mid-20th Century," will run through Sept. 21 in the school's John A. Day Gallery.
Gallery director Alison Erazmus says the exhibit gives a look into popular American culture of the mid-20th century, the traumas of World War II, the restriction of gender roles and anxieties of the Atomic Age. She says the illustrations provide insight into a society coping with the effects of atomic power and the brutality of war.
The illustrations were originally published in Man's Magazine, Challenge for Men Magazine, pulp and sci-fi novel covers and federally-funded public service announcements.
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