Acquisition of several series of prints has allowed us to collect important works that address socio-political work pertaining to issues of racism, feminism, and tolerance. Examples of these suites of prints include the Kent Bicentennial Portfolio: “Spirit of Independence” which includes works by Robert Indiana, Alex Katz, Jacob Lawrence, and Marisol Escobar. Another suite from this period is the Boston Massacre Portfolio featuring Larry Rivers. These prints celebrate our country’s history while addressing issues of tolerance, diversity and political dissent.
The 10×10: Ten Women/Ten Prints includes works by Hung Liu, Yolanda Lopez, Carrie Mae Weems, and Faith Ringold. These prints address feminist issues and highlight works by prominent minority artists of Chinese, Latino, and African-American backgrounds.