Curatorial Close Looks: Graphic Design of the 1972 Munich Olympics
Thu, July 22nd, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Join Elissa Watters (MA ’18), curator of the upcoming exhibition Art, Sport, and Propaganda: 1972 Munich Olympics, for a close look at a few of the posters included in the exhibition. This program will explore both the official graphic design scheme for the Munich Games and a few of the Olympic art posters commissioned from international artists, including Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917–2000) and Jan Lenica (Polish, 1928–2001). Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the program.
Elissa Watters holds a bachelors in English Literature from Dartmouth College and a masters in the History of Art from Williams College and The Clark Art Institute. She is currently the Florence B. Selden Senior Fellow in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut. There, her responsibilities include facilitating class visits to the print study room, cataloguing new acquisitions, and researching and writing about objects in her area of focus: modern European works on paper. This fall, she will begin a PhD in Art History at the University of California in Los Angeles.
Image: Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917–2000. Art Poster, Munich Olympics, 1971, pub. 1972. Screenprint. Gift of Lewis Scheffey, Class of 1946
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