The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is pleased to present Persuasive Politics 2012: Presidential Campaign Memorabilia. The exhibition opens at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 19.
Centuries of presidential campaign memorabilia are contained in this impressive, yet eclectic exhibition. A George Washington coat button; an "I Like Ike" cigarette pack; and a Votomatic voting machine (with butterfly ballots) used in the 2000 presidential election in Palm Beach, Florida, are among more than 700 campaign items ranging from the historic and stoic to the contemporary and whimsical.
In conjunction with the Persuasive Politics exhibition, noted Saint Louis University professors will lectures on the following dates:
Sunday, Oct. 21; 2 - 3 p.m.
Topic: Presidential Debates: Have They Mattered in the Past?
Sunday, Oct. 28, 2 - 3 p.m.
Topic: The New Vice Presidency: A Political Institution Transformed
For more information, please call 314.977.2666.
Event parking is available at the Canisius lot, located at the intersection of Lindell Boulevard and Spring Avenue.
Visit the Programming and Events page to see more SLUMA events.
Stop by SLUMA to pick up free Persuasive Politics campaign buttons.