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Print Culture Exhibition Opening Reception

An exhibition that explores San Diego’s mid-century arts scene will be on view at the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common.

“Print Culture” draws attention to the unique creative relationship between the defense industry and San Diego’s community of artists.

In the 1950s and 1960s, many local artists were veterans of either World War II or the Korean conflict. As this exhibition reveals, the artists discovered that working in the defense industry was a good way to pay the bills. Many of them worked for the Navy or in the burgeoning aerospace field.

“Print Culture” presents a rich variety of fine graphic design created in the mid-century era by San Diego designers, illustrators, photographers, artists and art directors – described as San Diego’s own “Mad Men.”

There will be work on display by John Baldessari, Bob Matheny, Jim Sundell and Barney Reid among others.

"Print Culture" will have an opening reception at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. It's on view from Dec. 10, 2016 through Feb. 26, 2017. The library is located on the 9th floor.

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