The Legacy of Milton Glaser,on view through January 15, 2022 at the SVA Gramercy Gallery

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 in New York City.

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” will bring 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.

This exhibition is part of SVA’s year-long series of tributes to Glaser, a longtime faculty member and former acting chairman of the College’s Board, who passed away on his 91st birthday in June 2020. Glaser was a co-founder of noted design firm Push Pin Studios and New York magazine. Born in the Bronx and an alumnus of Cooper Union, Glaser is known for many significant logos, including the famous “I ♥ NY” design.

Earlier this year, SVA released the first of two editions of The Glaser Gazette, an original publication featuring stories, visuals and anecdotes about Glaser’s work and legacy with SVA. The second and final issue will be released in January 2022.

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.

The SVA Gramercy Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 10:00am–6:00pm at 209 East 23rd Street  in New York City.

All visitors to the Gramercy Gallery must pre-register through an RSVP link no less than 48 hours prior to the selected event date and time. Registered visitors must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and be masked for the duration of their visit.

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