Current Exhibit

Dick Bruna and Black Bears and Japanese Matchboxes

December 7, 2018 through April 4, 2019

While Dick Bruna was writing and illustrating his early books for children, he was also designing book covers for mysteries and detective novels. On the other side of the world, Japanese artists and designers were designing matchbox labels. What do Dick Bruna's covers have to do with Japanese matchboxes? This exhibition finally answers that question. Learn more »

Super-Small Exhibit

The Bauhaus and Herbert Bayer and Banknotes

February 15 through March 16

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Germany, we've assembled a modest showing of banknotes designed by Herbert Bayer. While it's not hard to find pictures of these banknotes on the Internet, one rarely gets to see them in real life. Learn more »

Forthcoming Exhibits

Matthew Carter's Top Ten

Matthew Carter's Top Ten

Spring 2019

What catches the eye of this MacArthur Award-winning type designer when he's not designing type? Let's not kid ourselves: Matthew Carter is always looking at letters. But he does not live by letters alone—and you might be surprised by what's found its way to his list of top ten favorite things. With just ten things on this list we get to see what makes him not just a well-rounded type designer, but a well-rounded person.  Learn more »

Past Exhibits

Ivan Chermayeff: Mostly Early Covers

Ivan Chermayeff: Mostly Early Covers

May 5 through December 1, 2018

It’s not difficult to find examples of book covers by Ivan Chermayeff (1932–2017), but when displayed alongside his firm’s intimately familiar logos for Mobil, Showtime, MoMA, and Chase, they tend to get lost. Ivan Chermayeff: Mostly Early Covers is an opportunity to focus on forty-one of Chermayeff’s less-celebrated designs without being overwhelmed by the iconic work for which he is so well known. Learn more »