Persuasive Politics 2016:
Presidential Campaign Memorabilia
October 21 – December 30, 2016 Community GalleryOpening Reception Friday October 21th, 5-9pm
Centuries of presidential memorabilia are contained in this impressive collection of presidential memorabilia. A George Washington coat button; an “I Like Ike” paper cup; and a Votomatic voting machine (with butterfly ballots) used in the 2000 presidential election in Palm Beach, Florida, are among the over 700 campaign items ranging from the historic and stoic to the contemporary and whimsical.
Reception parking is available at the Canisius lot located at the intersection of Lindell Boulevard and Spring Avenue.
The Persuasive Politics 2016 exhibit contains part of the extensive collection of presidential campaign memorabilia of Cecelia and U.I. "Chick" Harris, who graciously donated the collection to the Saint Louis University Museum of Art in 2007. The sole restriction was that the collection be available to the metropolitan St. Louis community during a presidential election year. It is meant first to encourage participation in the political life of the nation and to encourage interest in history and the remarkable imagination of the American people.
Regular hours are 11a.m. to 4p.m., Wednesday to Sunday, and 11a.m. to 8p.m. on the first Friday of the month. The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Saint Louis University Museum of Art
on the campus of Saint Louis University
3663 Lindell Boulevard.