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The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design | Classroom to Market: 20 Years of Innovation in... Realspace essay / Stephen Nowlin Realspace evite Foreign Posters booklet, circa 1937 Foreign Posters invitation, circa 1937 Paul Gauguin catalog, 1937 Paul Gauguin invitation, 1937 Will Connell - "In Pictures: A Hollywood Satire," 1937 Society of Typographic Arts - Chicago, 1937 Columbia Pictures - Lost Horizon, circa 1937 Jack Martin Smith, circa 1937 U.S. Camera Exhibition, circa 1937 First International Exhibit of Scientific Photography, 1938 American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1938 Kem Weber, circa 1939 S. Macdonald-Wright - Drawings and Paintings, circa 1940 Mariette Lydis, circa 1940 Harry Hartman - "Grotesque Architecture," circa 1940 Man Ray, circa 1940 44 Techniques: An Exhibition of Advertising Drawings, circa 1940
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Exhibitions records


  • 1933 (Creation)


3 linear feet, oversized posters

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This collection contains ArtCenter exhibition invitations, announcement, posters, and catalogs from the early 1930s to the present. The collection did not come from one source, and was compiled from years of various exhibitions. In addition, the collection represents all of the ArtCenter galleries, although exhibitions from the Williamson Gallery make up most of the collection beginning in 1992.

Series 1 has materials from Art Center's main exhibits, featuring many prominent artists. Some of these exhibits are traveling, and some are curated by Art Center staff and guests. There is a gap in our collection between 1955 and 1976. An exhibit on Richard Avedon's photographs was an important event for Art Center, shown just two months after the opening of the Ellwood building in 1976. Also historical was the Christopher Le Brun exhibit in 1992 that launched the new Alyce de Roulet Williamson gallery. Beginning in the early 2000s we began more partnerships with other Pasadena institutions, such as with Neuro, 2003 and ear(th), 2004 (both collaborations with Caltech), The Universe, 2001 (with related exhibits around Pasadena), and In the Dermisphere, 2007 (part of a Pasadena festival: SKIN: Art and Ideas).

Series 2 contains invitations and announcements for student exhibits from 1934 - 2004. The early records are mostly for an annual exhibit of student work from all departments. Most of the later records are for individual student MFA shows. This series is incomplete and contains records that were gathered together in 2003. Other materials for student shows may be found in individual department collections. The regular Grad Show announcements are found in the Graduation collection.

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Series 1: Exhibitions
Series 2: Student Exhibitions
Series 3: Related Printed Materials

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Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.)

Digital materials and catalog records are made available for educational and research purposes only and cannot be reproduced, distributed, or published without written permission from Art Center College of Design.

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