Be Kind: A Visual History of Humane Education: 1880 – 1945

mspca_columbia-sc-humane-education-exhibit-march-1925This exhibition explores the history of Humane Education from the late 19th century to the Second World War. This was a very visual, performative, and literary movement, relying heavily on art, public displays, music, lantern slides, and illustrated books to convey the message of “kindness to animals.”

We have focused on the years between 1880-1945 because of the number of different visual techniques and approaches that were undertaken by those advocating for Humane Education during this period. The goal of thisamerican-band-of-mercy-card-front-1918 exhibition is to illustrate the dynamic and multi-faceted approach taken by these pioneers.

In addition to highlighting this often-overlooked history, this exhibit aims to bring the message of Humane Education to current audiences by connecting them with the historical trajectory of animal welfare and animal rights. It is our hope that the work of these early reformers will capture the imagination of a new generation of activists.

Dates: Now Online
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