American Poster Art


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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)


TFAO references:

As of 12/5/13 TFAO Digital Library contained 232 pages referencing the word "Poster."


From other web sites:

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 July, 2014

Antiques Roadshow/Tips of the Trade: Rock 'n' Roll Posters, from PBS

Big Orange: California Citrus Label Art from California Historical Society

First Call: American Posters of World War One from the collection of Roger N. Mohovich, from Georgetown University Library

Posters American Style, from Smithsonian American Art Museum

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.

Posters of the '60s, from the University of Virginia Library

Psychedelic Posters and Art: But Is It Art?, by Carey Million, Temple University

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

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, via its online catalogs page as of 2013, The Art of the Music Poster of the 60s and 70s

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.

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)


NewArtTV: Psychedelic Art NewArtTV Presents Psychedelic Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art. 10:43.


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