The Norton Museum of Art will present the largest ever museum exhibition of classic movie posters from one of the most prominent private collections in the world. Titled Coming Soon: Film Posters from the Dwight M. Cleveland Collection, the exhibition comprises more than 200 posters representing comedies, musicals, Westerns, sci-fi thrillers, dramas, and others that date from the turn of the 20th century to the late 1980s. The exhibition provides a colorful and comprehensive overview of the history and allure of Hollywood – and movie poster art. Posters of iconic films, such as Casablanca, Singin’ in the Rain, and North by Northwest, as well as memorable cult classics including Barbarella and Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, will be featured in this exhibition. Coming Soon not only celebrates one collector’s passion, but also provides a rare survey of the history of film posters and their station in popular culture.
Organized by the Norton Museum of Art.
Special thanks to Dwight M. Cleveland. Additional support was provided by the Michael M. Rea Endowment for Special Exhibitions.