Investigating gender, crime, and other social issues in the United States, In the Shadows. . . explores pulp magazine and paperback cover art of the 1920s–1950s. Designed to appeal to male readers, the glossy cover illustrations of pulp featured stereotypical, often lurid, images of stereotypical gun-wielding gangsters, tough detectives, seductive or vulnerable women, and foreign enemies.
Exhibition runs through Jul 9, 2017
The Wolfsonian–FIU Museum
1001 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139