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Villanova University Art Gallery

Abstract Activism

Abstract Activism: Sam Maitin's Philadelphia

Opening Reception: April 25 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

On view from: April 25 - August 26, 2024



You are invited to explore the vibrant artwork of Philadelphia's "Mayor of the Arts," Sam Maitin (1928-2004). Abstract Activism showcases Maitin's passionate pursuit of social justice and peace through his colorful art and within his Philadelphia community.

"As the world got worse, my colors got brighter and brighter. It may have been a way of pushing it back. I realize now, undoubtedly it was." - Sam Maitin, 1979

This exhibit is curated by graduate students in the History Department under the direction of Dr. Whitney Martinko, Associate Professor of History, and Jennie Castillo, Curator of the University Art Collection and Gallery Director.

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