The Binghamton University Art Museum presents two exhibits of works by renowned graphic designer Milton Glaser. Museum Director Diane Butler and curator Blazo Kovacevic talk about how these unique exhibits came to be.
“Although Glaser might be best known for his commercial work – the ubiquitous I ❤ NY logo or the psychedelic Bob Dylan album cover – the exhibition features work in which Glaser experiments with pattern and perception. He works out his thoughts graphically in a series of prints of landscapes and images that celebrate modern masters such as Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec and Klimt. Milton Glaser: Modulated Patterns is accompanied by a catalogue, published by the Binghamton University Art Museum, which includes an introduction by the curator and an interview with Milton Glaser by Tom McDonough, associate professor of art history at Binghamton University.
In conjunction with Modulated Patterns, another exhibition of watercolors by Milton Glaser will be on view in the Susan M. Reifer ’65 and Stanley J. Reifer ’64 Mezzanine Gallery. Entitled The Piero Project, the selection of 37 drawings pay homage to paintings by Italian Renaissance artist, Piero della Francesca. The watercolors are not copies, but artistic interpretations of details of Piero’s paintings and frescoes.”
Photo credit: Milton Glaser: Purple Tree, digital print, 2016 via Binghamton University Art Museum.