Art Exhibit - Scribner's and the Golden Age of the American Poster

Category: Art
Location: Curtis Gallery

A celebratory exhibition honoring the poster art that defined  world renowned New York publishing firm Charles Scribner’s Sons will be the next exhibition to open at H. Pelham Curtis Gallery. The exhibition is on view through May 5.

Founded in 1846, Charles Scribner’s Sons is credited with not only revolutionizing the publishing industry with the scope and reach of printed materials throughout the U.S and abroad, and by newly protecting the rights of authors and artists, but with elevating the tastes of a population that was becoming increasingly hungry for a more sophisticated and cultured lifestyle. By 1870, along with books, Charles Scribner’s Sons began publishing Scribner’s Monthly, “an illustrated magazine for the people.”

Some of the most renowned writers and artists of the time contributed to the pages of Scribner’s Monthly, including illustrator Charles Dana Gibson, creator of the famous “Gibson Girl”, William Glackens, N. C. Wyeth and Maxfield Parrish. This rare exhibition, featuring original posters of the covers and content of Scribner’s Monthly, is from a private New Canaan collection.

Charles Scribner and the Golden Age of the American Poster is sponsored by the Art Committee, Friends of New Canaan Library. The curators for this show are Laura Einstein, Arianne Kolb, Miki Porter, and Susie Salomon.