Golden Age of American poster on display at New Canaan Library
A celebratory exhibition honoring the poster art that defined renowned New York publishing firm Charles Scribner's Sons will be the next exhibition to open at H. Pelham Curtis Gallery at New Canaan Library.
The exhibition will be on view from April 1 to May 5, with an opening reception on Sunday, April 7, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Founded in 1846, Charles Scribner's Sons is credited with revolutionizing the publishing industry with the scope and reach of printed materials throughout the United States and abroad.
Scribner's is also credited with newly protecting the rights of authors and artists, and 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.
Some of the most renowned writers and artists of the time contributed to the pages of Scribner's Monthly, including illustrator Charles Dana Gibson, the creator of the famous "Gibson Girl," William Glackens, N.C. Wyeth and Maxfield Parrish.
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The rare exhibition features original posters created for Scribner's Monthly on loan from a private collection.
"Scribner's and the Golden Age of the American Poster" is sponsored by the Art Committee, Friends of New Canaan Library, 151 Main St.
For information, visit newcanaanlibrary.org or call 203-594-5040.