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Martha Rosler at Minneapolis Institute of Art


Red Stripe Kitchen, from the series House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home,

ca. 1967–72


Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, “Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965­–1975” shows the innovative ways artists replied, often in the streets and other public venues. The exhibition presents nearly 100 works by 58 of the period’s most visionary, provocative artists. The war’s escalation coincided with the rise of feminism and the Black Arts Movement, broadening the artists’ critique. Mia’s installation also spotlights protest exhibitions organized in the wake of violence against demonstrators during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.