"Symbols in Campaigns: The Politics, Art, and Design of Ballots and Posters" Erik S. Herron (Political Science)

In elections, citizens encounter carefully crafted images designed to mobilize their vote or educate them about electoral practices. Over the course of American electoral history, iconic images have emerged like the "Daisy" advertisement or hanging chads. In this gallery talk, Political Science Professor Erik Herron will discuss images from elections outside the United States, showing how ballot design addresses critical social issues and how candidates all over the world use cultural, national and global symbols to speak to citizens. This talk is conjunction with the SMA exhibition Politics as Symbol/ Symbol as Politics, curated by Prof. Burdett Loomis (Political Science). It also takes place during International Education Week. Prof. Herron is the recent recipient of the George and Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award from the Office of International Programs.
November 13, 2012
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Spencer Museum of Art, Politics as Symbol/Symbol as Politics exhibition, 20/21 Gallery
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