American Poster Art
This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "American Poster Art." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to these articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the Resource Library publication date.
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Articles and essays from Resource Library in chronological order:
The Psychedelic Experience: Rock Posters from the San Francisco Bay Area, 1965-71 (3/27/09)
Heart and Torch: Rick Griffin's Transcendence (9/18/07)
San Francisco Psychedelic (2/21/07)
Patriotism and Persuasion: Posters of World War I (5/16/05)
Rock On! (5/10/05)
Rock On! The Art of the Music Poster from the 60s and 70s (1/21/04)
Feelin' Groovy: Rock and Roll Graphics, 1966-1970 (5/20/03)
The Art of the Music Poster of the 60s and 70s (5/8/03)
Just Another Poster? Chicano Graphic Arts in California (5/23/03)
High Society: Psychedelic Rock Posters of Haight-Ashbury (4/5/02)
Hooray for Rockwell's Hollywood (6/12/99)
Drew--Art of the Cinema (6/12/99)
Posters American Style at the Oakland Museum of California (6/5/99)
Posters American Style (1/2/98)
As of 12/5/13 TFAO Digital Library contained 232 pages referencing the word "Poster."
From other websites:
The Amazing American Circus Poster: The Strobridge Lithographing Company, 1878-1939, an exhibit held February 26, 2011 to July 10, 2011 at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Accessed August, 2015.
Antiques Roadshow/Tips of the Trade: Rock 'n' Roll Posters, from PBS. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
Big Orange: California Citrus Label Art from California Historical Society. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
Essence of Summer: Stephen Frykholm's Picnic Posters for Herman Miller is a 2018 exhibit at the Cranbrook Art Museum which says: "Frykholm's bold use of bright colors, dynamic compositions, and simplified forms harken back to the modern designs of the twentieth-century European object poster, but rendered in a timely Pop art idiom." Accessed 5/18
First Call: American Posters of World War One from the collection of Roger N. Mohovich, from Georgetown University Library. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
Gotta DANCE! The Art of the Dance Movie Poster From the Collection of Mike Kaplan, an exhibit held May 23 - September 30, 2012 at the California Heritage Museum. Accessed December, 2015
"It's Alive!" Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection is a 2017 exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum which says: "Originally designed as ephemeral works, many of the artworks on view are exceedingly rare or even singular in nature. Celebrating the graphic artistry of these posters, the exhibition also delves into the cultural meaning of horror and sci-fi films and the scientific underpinning of fear." Also see press release. Accessed 9/17
Posters American Style, from Smithsonian American Art Museum. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
Posters of the '60s, from the University of Virginia Library. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
Psychedelic Posters and Art: But Is It Art?, by Carey Million, Temple University. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
Psychedelic Signatures: Rock Posters from the Andrew and Victoria Olson Collection, an exhibit held une 21, 2011 - January 15, 2012 at the Tweed Museum of Art. Includes online video. Accessed April, 2015.
Rock Handbills, from the University of Virginia Library. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, via its online catalogs page: The Art of the Music Poster of the 60s and 70s. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
Summer of Love: Psychedelic Posters from SCMA, an exhibit held June 14 - September 15, 2013 at the Smith College Museum of Art. Includes exhibition guide. Accessed April, 2015.
When 6 Was 9: Rock Posters from San Francisco, an exhibit held May 26 September 16, 2007 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University. Includes News Release. Accessed January, 2015.
Your Country Calls! Posters of the First World War, an exhibit held August 2 - November 3, 2014 at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Includes gallery guide and press release. Accessed February, 2015.
In October 2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art launched MetPublications, an online resource that offers in-depth access to the Museum's print and online publications, covering art, art history, archaeology, conservation, and collecting. Titles relating to American representational art available for free viewing via.pdf download or online reading as of 2013 include: American Art Posters of the 1890s in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, including the Leonard A. Lauder Collection; Kiehl, David W., with essays by Phillip Dennis Cate, Nancy Finlay, and David W. Kiehl (1987). Accessed August, 2015.
Psychedelic Art. NewArtTV presents Psychedelic Art (Whitney Museum of American Art.) [10:43]. Accessed August, 2015.
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