Capturing COVID-19: The Posters of Amitabh Verma

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Amitabh Verma, associate professor in the University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design, turned his talents to a new kind of art: posters to promote shelter-in-place guidelines, mask wearing, and other safe practices. By injecting humor and emphasizing graphics over text, Verma’s posters encourage healthy practices using well-known imagery like Rosie the Riveter, da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, and Egyptian hieroglyphs to communicate a modern message with classic flavor. 

This exhibit displays nine of Verma's creations, as well as information about the Hargrett Library's COVID-19 collecting initiative. 

Sunday, July 25 at 8:00am

More dates through August 27, 2021

Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, Hargrett Library Gallery
300 S Hull Street, Athens, GA 30605

Event Type

Exhibitions, Ongoing

Audience

Current Students, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Community, Prospective Students

Topic

Arts & Culture, Visual Arts

Group
University of Georgia Libraries
Event Contact Name

Jan Hebbard

Event Contact Phone Number

706-583-0213

Event Contact Email

jhebbard@uga.edu

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