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Art & Activism: Home

Resources related to art, activism, and social justice.


This guide is comprised of resources related to Art & Activism, including resources for practicing artists. This guide is intended as a starting place for research and by no means exhaustive. Do you have resource suggestions or research questions? Get in touch. 

Note: The home page includes resources that are available remotely. You will need to be logged into Yale's VPN to access resources remotely (more info here). Please navigate to the next tab for print materials. Though our libraries are currently closed due to COVID-19, we are including those materials for future study. 

Art & Activism EBooks

Spotlight on Activist Artists: Guerilla Girls

Guerilla Girls are feminist activist artists creating street art since 1985: 

"We wear gorilla masks in public and use facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose gender and ethnic bias as well as corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture. We undermine the idea of a mainstream narrative by revealing the understory, the subtext, the overlooked, and the downright unfair. We believe in an intersectional feminism that fights discrimination and supports human rights for all people and all genders." 

Art & Activism Websites

Activism through Film

These films are available for remote viewing when logged into Yale's VPN. More info connecting to remote resources here.

Ted Talks: Powerful Art Activism

Arts Librarian

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Tess Colwell
Arts Librarian for Research Services, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library