Start

Fri

,

Sep 10

9:00 am

End

Sun

,

Apr 10

9:00 am

How

In-Person

Type

Exhibition

Location

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128

Sep

10

Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer

Start

Fri

,

Sep 10

9:00 am

End

Sun

,

Apr 10

9:00 am

How

In-Person

Type

Exhibition

Location

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128

The largest-ever exhibition of works by graphic design pioneer E. McKnight Kauffer (American, 1890–1954) will trace the designer’s transformative role in integrating avant-garde style into modern life. Renowned in his lifetime as the “poster king,” Kauffer’s career encompassed all media as he relentlessly pursued innovation in the commercial arts. On view will be some 200 design objects, ranging from riveting posters promoting revolutions in transportation to book jackets and illustrations for the most influential publications of the time, as well as groundbreaking abstract designs for theatrical productions, carpets, film titles, and more.

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