Emzin Institute of Creative production, School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York and the National Museum of Contemporary History present: Underground Image: School of Visual Arts Subway Posters, 1947 to the Present.
Exhibition opening: Tuesday 4th June 2013 at 8 pm. Present at the opening will be SVA Executive Vice President Anthony P. Rhodes, exhibition curator, Francis Di Tommaso, director of SVA’s Visual Arts Gallery, SVA faculty member Mirko Ilić, and Beth Kleber, founding archivist of the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives.
The exhibition features the works of 27 artists:
Gail Anderson, Marshall Arisman, Gene Case, Ivan Chermayeff, Paul Davis, Louise Fili, Audrey Flack, Bob Gill, Robert Giusti, Milton Glaser, Phil Hays, Mirko Ilić, Viktor Koen, Stephen Kroninger, Marvin Mattelson, James McMullan, Jerry Moriarty, Tony Palladino, Stefan Sagmeister, David Sandlin, Paula Scher, Eve Sonneman, Gilbert Stone, George Tscherny, Sal De Vito, James Victore, Robert Weaver
Lecture by Beth Kleber, founding archivist of the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives entitled Underground Images: The School of Visual Arts Subway Posters as Public Art on Tuesday 4th June 2013 at 8:30 pm in the Viteška dvorana hall of the National Museum of Contemporary History.
ON THE EXHIBITION
The exhibition entitled Underground Images will showcase 51 posters presented in the National Museum of Contemporary History and in the courtyard in front of the museum. The exhibition will also feature short presentational films on SVA.
"This exhibition represents a concise sampling of the myriad posters created at the School of Visual Arts for display in the vast New York City subway system. This collection offers a glimpse of the history of the College and the collective talent of its acclaimed design and illustration faculty. SVA introduced its subway art as an advertising and recruiting vehicle. Placed where millions of underground commuters see them every day, the posters have consistently produced a stream of inquiries and applications to study at the College. Created by such eminent graphic artists as Gail Anderson, Ivan Chermayeff, Paul Davis, Mirko Ilić, Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister and Paula Scher, SVA's subway posters serve as a reminder of the role that art plays in our lives."
Francis Di Tommaso, Director of Visual Arts Gallery
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