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Art and Activism

This guide supports further research into the history of art and activism, as well as some practical solutions for working artists.

Finding Books on Art + Activism

Art + Activism Book Display at Decker Library

The books listed on this guide are by no means exhaustive. If you have a suggestion, please get in touch. This list originated from a display at Decker Library. Use the left side navigation to search through the lists arranged by subject:

We've also listed some films from our Film and Video Collection relating to artist activists and activist movements.

Search the Library Catalog

Search the Library Catalog

Find books, ebooks, periodicals, film and video collections (including streaming videos), Masters theses, artists' books, and much more. Note: This will take you to the library website.

Find More with WorldCat.org

WorldCat.org is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat.org lets you search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library nearby. Find books, music, videos, audiobooks, research articles and more.

If you find materials held at another library, Decker Library could potentially request the item be given to us through interlibrary loan. The interlibrary loan service is done online, with most materials available in 1-2 weeks.

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