- Exhibitions & Events
Upcoming ProgramsThe Interdisciplinary Arts Department hosts year-round public programs. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the Center for Book and Paper Arts, 1104 South Wabash Ave, 2nd floor.
Monday, December 9, 6:00 p.m.
Please join us for a closing reception for the Soviet Book and Literacy Programs: A Poster History from the Collection of William Cellini, Jr. We will be celebrating the poster as an art form with two talks and a poster giveaway.
"Picturing the New Soviet Landscape of Literacy" Lecture by Kathleen Tahk
One of the major ideological concepts in the Soviet Union was the union (smycha in Russian) of city and countryside. Literacy campaigns were a major component in this as was the distribution of agitprop materials like posters. Kathleen discuss the representation of space in the posters, particularly the collapse of rural and urban spaces.
The Globe Poster Collection at the Hamilton Woodtype Museum
Bill Moran, Jim Moran, and Stephanie Carpenter from the Hamilton Wood Type Museum will be briefly speaking about research they are conducting in regards to the Globe Poster Collection that the Hamilton Woodtype Museum acquired in 2011.
Kathleen Tahk, currently a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the Northwestern University, also holds an MA in Design History from the Bard Graduate Center. Her work focuses on art in the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc and its conflicted role within broader histories of modernity and modernism. Her dissertation project, A Revolution Beyond Borders: The Soviet Art of the Latvian Riflemen, 1917-1937, examines the collective project of five Soviet artists and their imagining of a mode of dislocated, mobile socialist experience as a counter to capitalist globalization.