Our poster Exhibitions have been well received in reviews in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and the Boston Business Journal. Unless otherwise noted, exhibitions are at our Newbury Street Gallery.
Current & Upcoming Poster Shows
The Golden Age of Travel in French Posters
The French Library celebrates the Golden Age of Travel with an exhibition of vintage French posters from International Poster Gallery of Newbury Street. The show begins with posters from the turn of the century, when the Grand Tour of the upper class gave way to a more widespread age of tourism. Around 1900 the rail networks in most of Europe and North America were nearing completion; at the same time, ocean travel became faster and more comfortable. The new art form of the poster was ideal to spread the word.
By the Roaring Twenties, tourism was a big business, with governments competing for prestige and currency through luxurious and technologically advanced ocean liners. The show continues through the arrival of the Normandie in 1935, which signaled the apex of this golden age. The glory of this marvelous ship was short-lived as a deepening global depression and rising international tensions brought the end to this carefree and relaxed world.
After World War II, a new era began in tourism with the advent of widespread intercontinental air travel. Once again, posters witnessed the completion of global networks that would make travel faster and cheaper.
The exhibit concludes with
some of the posters fromAir Frances postwar travel series.
|Recent Shows :|
1 through January 31, 2000
The Last Poster Show...of the millenium is our 6th annual Holiday poster show featuring a stunning array of festive images from the last 100 years. Come celebrate with us, and see rare posters by Cappiello, Dudovich and Loupot. Take care of some holiday shopping by checking out our extensive travel collection which includes a terrific group of ski posters and framed vintage luggage labels from all over the world. Happy Holidays from the International Poster Gallery staff!
10 - Oct 30, 1999
New Acquisitions features several newly purchased classics from around the globe. Included are Cassandre's Chemin de fer du Nord, Gispen's Giso Lampen, Metlicovitz's Flouvella and Simplon Tunnel, Sepo's Balto, Ceccanti's Caffe Espresso, Cappiello's Parapluie Revel in the rare 47 x 63" size, and more.
4 - Labor Day 1999
Our Sixth Annual Summer Poster Show
We celebrate our sixth summer on Newbury Street with posters for travel, music, sport and other pleasures.
12 - April 30, 1999
The Fine Art of
Seduction in Advertising Posters
"Sweet Temptations" is a playful look
at the visual art of seduction in posters that advertise a veritable
garden of earthly delights - from chocolates, foie gras and furs to
cigarettes, alcohol, drugs and entertainment. The show traces
the advertising of luxuries and excess from the earliest days of the
lithographic poster to today.
Preview Party: Friday, March 12, 6:00 - 9:30 pm
20 - January 17, 1999
Eat, Drink & Be Merry!
Our Fifth Holiday Poster Show
We spice up the holidays with a dazzling display of food and beverage posters, plus vintage images of sport, travel, fashion and the arts. Come in from the cold and enjoy our tidings of joy.
12 - October 22, 1998
Larger than Life
The Swiss Object Poster 1919 - 1959
Objects larger than life - so large they become icons - are the subject matter of Switzerland's leading poster style after World War I and continuing beyond mid-century. Featuring hyper-realistic drawings of everyday objects with little text, the style focused everything on the beauty and precision of even the most mundane products. As a group, these posters reveal breathtaking graphic skill and unprecedented printing quality, and are in many ways the culmination of the classic age of the lithographic poster.
We have assembled a spectacular assortment of these images - more than 50 from the best Swiss artists, such as Baumburger, Birkhauser, Matter, Stoecklin, and Leupin.
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