Programs & Events

PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Opening: How Posters Work

Friday, March 31, 2017, 10 AM–5 PM

Explore the long history of posters as a medium of communication. How Posters
Work celebrates how some of the world’s most creative designers have employed
and pushed the boundaries of two-dimensional design, harnessed the mechanics and psychology of perception, and mastered the art of storytelling to produce
powerful acts of communication. Represented in the exhibition are prominent
designers of the past, such as Lucian Bernhard, Paul Rand, and Josef
Müller-Brockmann, and notable contemporary designers. Also presented is work by nationally recognized Wisconsin graphic designers, including Lois Ehlert, John
J. Reiss, and John Rieben. The Chicago-based, internationally known design group Sonnenzimmer is creating an installation specifically for the exhibition.

How Posters Work was organized by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Sponsored by: The Terri and Verne Holoubek Family Foundation

Additional support provided by the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Print Forum.

Exhibition Education Sponsor: Cargill

Bradley Family Gallery
Free for Members
Free with Museum admission

Gallery Talk: How Posters Work

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 1:30 PM

Join Monica Obniski, Demmer Curator of 20th- and 21st-Century Design, for a tour of How Posters Work—and discover how some of the world’s most creative designers have pushed the boundaries of two-dimensional design.

Bradley Family Gallery
Free for Members
Free with Museum admission

Local Luminaries: Poster Provocation

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 6 PM

Welcome five luminaries from the Milwaukee area to the How Posters Work
exhibition as they share their unique perspectives about the works on view.

Adam Beadel, Team Nerd Press
Krisann Rehbein, design educator
John Rieben, graphic designer and professor emeritus, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Jena Sher, graphic designer
Dale Shidler, design professor, MIAD

Bradley Family Gallery
Meijer Free First Thursday

Member Drink & Think: How Posters Work

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 5:30 PM–7:30 PM

Enjoy cocktails and socialize with other Members before Monica Obniski, Demmer
Curator of 20th- and 21st-Century Design, takes you on a tour of the exhibition
How Posters Work. A cash bar opens at 5:30 p.m. (one complimentary beer or
glass of wine per person); the tour begins at 6:15 p.m., followed by time for
questions and discussion.

This event is a benefit for Art Advocate–level Members ($175) and above. RSVP
at 414-224-3284 or membership@mam.org.

Not a Member? Join today!

Presenting Sponsor: PNC

Artist Talk: My Life in Design

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 2 PM

Get a first-person account of life as a designer, from local illustrator Lois
Ehlert, in conversation with Barbara Brown Lee, the Museum’s chief educator
emerita. Curator Monica Obniski will moderate the talk, held in conjunction
with How Posters Work.

Lubar Auditorium
Free for Members
Free with Museum admission

Gallery Talk: How Posters Work

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 1:30 PM

Join Monica Obniski, Demmer Curator of 20th- and 21st-Century Design, for a tour of How Posters Work—and discover how some of the world’s most creative designers have pushed the boundaries of two-dimensional design.

Bradley Family Gallery
Free for Members
Free with Museum admission