American Art Posters from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection

Louis John Rhead (American, born England, 1857-1926), Le Journal de la Beauté, 1897

Leonard A. Lauder is recognized as one of the great collectors of Cubism. Yet his connoisseurship extends to ephemera and the graphic arts, including his extraordinary collection of postcards (now a promised gift to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston), which he began while just a boy while on vacation in Florida. Over the decades he has also acquired posters in depth, including a definitive collection of 1890s American Literary Posters, which he gave to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1987. This exhibition showcases highlights from this gift, on loan from the Met to the Norton, including the finest examples of American Art Nouveau poster art.

Organized by the Norton Museum of Art.
This exhibition was made possible by the generosity of Robbi and Bruce Toll.