SVA❤️Milton: The Legacy of Milton Glaser at SVA Gramercy Gallery, December 7, 2021 – January 15, 2022

“School of Visual Arts (SVA) is pleased to present ‘SVA❤️Milton: The Legacy of Milton Glaser,’ a new exhibition exploring design giant Milton Glaser’s early life and career, on view December 7, 2021 through January 15, 2022 at the SVA Gramercy Gallery at 209 East 23rd Street. An immersive experience that places the enduring influence of Glaser in a real-world context, the exhibition celebrates his legacy as a designer and teacher through photographs, audio and original work from the Glaser Archives at SVA. Additionally, a digital companion exhibition featuring videos and notable quotes mounted on the walls will be viewable from the sidewalk outside the SVA Flatiron Gallery windows at 133/141 West 21st Street through January 10. 

‘SVA❤️Milton’ brings the viewer into Glaser’s world with elaborate sets like a record shop with more than 100 of his album covers, a book shop with actual books as well as digital images of book and magazine covers, his many SVA subway posters, his extensive collection of activism art and posters, intricate process work, classroom photos and archival audio recording of his classes at SVA, his desk with all its surroundings from his office, photographs from childhood and his Push Pin Studios days and much more.” — School of Visual Arts

Poster: 1971. Give Earth a Chance. Environmental action coalition.
Album Cover: 1964. Jazz Odyssey, Volume II. The Sound of Chicago
Album Cover: 1968. Townes Van Zandt. For the Sake of the Song
Album Cover: 1972. Doc Watson. Elementary Doctor Watson
Album Cover: 1975. Rameau. Les Indes Galantes
Album Cover: 1976. Albert King. Truckload of Lovin’
Album Cover: 1977. Lightnin’!
Album Cover: 1978. Isaac Stern. Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Album Cover: 1978. The New Brubeck Quartet Live at Montreux
Book Cover: 1966. Harriet Beecher Stowe. UncleTom’s Cabin
Book Cover: 1967. Christina Stead. The Puzzleheaded Girl
Book Cover: 1970. Hermann Hesse. Gertrude

“SVA❤️Milton” is organized by SVA BFA Design and BFA Advertising chair Gail Anderson, SVA Archives director Beth Kleber, 3D Design chair Kevin O’Callaghan and associate art director of SVA’s in-house design studio Visual Arts Press Brian E. Smith, in partnership with the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives, housed at SVA and containing thousands of the designer’s works. O’Callaghan also designed the layout of the exhibition. The Flatiron Gallery windows are designed by Matthew Iacovelli, assistant to the chair of BFA Advertising and BFA Design.

Images courtesy School of Visual Arts (SVA).