Mahalia Jackson, Easter Sunday, Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center

Mahalia Jackson, Easter Sunday, Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center

1967
Designer
Milton Glaser, American, 1929-2020
Born: New York, NY
Work Locations: New York, NY
Country
United States
Object
poster
Medium
Offset lithograph
Accession Number
1991.510
Credit Line
Gift of Milton Glaser, Inc.

Milton Glaser, Mahalia Jackson, Easter Sunday, Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, 1967. Offset lithograph; 37 3/4 × 25 in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of the designer, 1991.510. © Milton Glaser

Dimensions
height: 37 3/4 in, 95.8850 cm; width: 25 in, 63.5000 cm
Inscription
Printed, lower left corner: Milton Glaser
Department
Architecture and Design
Collection
Architecture and Design

This poster by designer Milton Glaser advertises a concert by the African-American gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. Glaser’s distinctively designed capital letters are positioned on rainbow bands of colors and balanced by a silhouette of Ms. Jackson. Glaser’s work helped express and define the 1960s. The whimsical flowers in Ms. Jackson’s hair would have been a common sight during the late 1960s when the American counterculture movement embraced clothing with vibrant colors and often wore flowers in their hair.

Known Provenance
Gifted 1991 by (Milton Glaser, Inc.), New York, to the Denver Art Museum.
Exhibition History
  • "What Is Modern?"—Denver Art Museum, 10/30/2010-3/24/2013 (work on view 6/27/2011 - 6/5/2012)