See more objects with the color steelblue or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline

1992

  • Work on this object began.

1996

2014

2015

2018

  • You found it!

Poster, WAC Is Watching, 1992

This is a Poster. It was designed by Marlene McCarty and made for (as the client) Women's Action Coalition. It is dated 1992 and we acquired it in 1996. Its medium is offset color lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Founded in 1992, the Women’s Action Coalition (WAC) staged public demonstrations or "actions" to raise the visibility of women in art, culture, and society. The wide-open eye logo, designed by Marlene McCarty and Bethany Johns, signaled that WAC’s members were paying attention. The poster was watching, and so was WAC.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Women’s Action is Women’s Power.

This object was donated by Marlene McCarty and Donald Moffett and catalogued by AU and Elizabeth Horwitz Marcus. It is credited Gift of Marlene McCarty.

Our curators have highlighted 12 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

Its dimensions are

H x W: 57 × 57 cm (22 7/16 × 22 7/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Imprinted, lower left corner: Printing donated by Brand X.

Cite this object as

Poster, WAC Is Watching, 1992; Designed by Marlene McCarty (American, b. 1957); USA; offset color lithograph on paper; H x W: 57 × 57 cm (22 7/16 × 22 7/16 in.); Gift of Marlene McCarty; 1996-44-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition How Posters Work.

This object may be subject to Copyright or other restrictions.

You are welcome to make fair use of this image under U.S. Copyright law and in compliance with our terms of use. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18653641/ |title=Poster, WAC Is Watching, 1992 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=21 October 2018 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>