"Underground Gallery: London Transport Posters 1920s–1940s" Exhibition

The Museum of Modern Art

poster for "Underground Gallery: London Transport Posters 1920s–1940s" Exhibition

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After World War I, striking modern posters began to trans­form the stations of London’s underground railway system into public art galleries. The posters, designed by significant artists like László Moholy-Nagy, Zero (Hans Schleger), and Abram Games, were the crucial face of a pioneering public transport campaign for coherence and efficiency that also included station architecture, train interiors, and Harry Beck’s iconic Underground map (1931–33). This installation presents over twenty posters that speak to the experience of modern London—from the promotion of culture and entertainment to the anxieties of daily life during WWII.

[Image: E. McKnight Kauffer "Power, The Nerve Centre of London's Underground" (1930) lithograph 41 x 24.75. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist]



from July 28, 2010 to January 11, 2011

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