Poster Events & Exhibitions

Museum Gestaltung in Zurich

January 25, 2016 - December 31, 2019

The Poster Collection at Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich is one of the most extensive and important archives of its kind in the world. Over 350,000 posters, 120,000 of them researched and inventoried, document Swiss and international poster history—including political, commercial, and cultural posters—from its beginnings in the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.

Museum für Gestaltung – Schaudepot Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96 8005 Zürich

The Art of James McMullan

January 25, 2017 - December 31, 2019

No other living artist is more closely identified with an American theater company than James McMullan. For 30 years, his painterly posters for Lincoln Center Theater have been turned into collectibles that are more than advertising: They’re synonymous with the shows themselves. To commemorate Mr. McMullan’s artistic tenure with Lincoln Center, a permanent exhibition of some of his best-known works was recently installed in the lobby of the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters

February 11, 2017 - January 7, 2018

L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters at the Driehaus Museum in Chicago features approximately 50 posters by the five grand masters of the medium: Jules Chéret, Eugène Grasset, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Alphonse Mucha. The posters date from 1875 to 1910, the exuberant era in France known as the Belle Époque. These pioneering artists reigned in Paris during this period of artistic proliferation, defining a never-before-seen, and never forgotten, art form.

Posters and Patriotism: Selling WWI in New York

March 1, 2017 - August 1, 2017

When the United States entered World War I in April 1917, New York City's artists and illustrators were enlisted in the war effort. Posters and Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York at the Museum of the City of New York examines the outpouring of posters, flyers, magazine art, sheet music covers, and other mass-produced images created by these New Yorkers to stir the American public to wartime loyalty, duty, and sacrifice.