Exhibition Paper

Jennielyn Aquino

11/30/19

Professor. Hoy

ARTH 3311-D428

Exhibition Review Paper

For this exhibition review paper, I decided to go to both the Society of Illustrators / Museum of Illustration and Poster House. The exhibit I decided to go for the Society of Illustrators / Museum of Illustration is “The Marvel Art of Joe Quesada.” Going to the Society of Illustrators was an easy location for me to travel there since it was in Lexington Ave 63rd street and I was familiar with the museum but never got a chance to explore. When I went to the Society of Illustration, I was a little shocked finding out that it was a pretty small three-story museum with a red patio that had Society of Illustrator written across it. But It was the first time visiting the Society of Illustration. However, the museum was filled with so many amazing illustrations. However, as you are on the second floor, there are so many other illustrations especially the Marvel exhibition that I was excited about. But the Society of Illustration has a small flyer that had a brief explanation of the history of the museum and a flyer that promoting that they have a sketch night. There was another exhibit in front of me as I walked in which was The Original Art 2019 exhibit. It was a children’s book exhibition that had Children’s book that was displayed in the middle of the exhibition. I spend my time there looking over at all of the children’s books and enjoyed reading them while I was visiting there. However, the first thing I saw once I entered the museum was a poster displaying for their exhibit which was “The Marvel Art of Joe Quesada.” I was feeling excited since I was a huge fan of Marvel. Once I pay my general admission to get to the museum, I went straight up the stairs to go see the Marvel exhibit. One of my favorite Marvel characters which were Doctor Stranger was in the exhibit. As for going to Poster House, I was amazed when I first came inside the museum. Once I entered the museum, I already notice a small little gift shop next to me as I walked it. For Poster House, I went to 20/20 Insight: Poster from the 2017 Women’s March exhibit. The reason why I went to this exhibit since I was interested in the history of the Women’s March in 2017. Not being familiar with going to Poster House made it a little difficult for me since I have never been there before. But with the help of Google maps, it was a success for me in traveling to the Poster House. However, I got super confused about finding where was the entrance since I saw their gift store. 

 

 

In the Society of Illustrator / Museum of Illustration, their mission was to promote their art illustration for us to appreciate the history behind the illustration and the evolvement in nature through their exhibition. As I go to see The Marvel Art of Joe Quesada, it was an interesting exhibit to go especially as a fan of the Marvel comics. As I walked up the stairs going to see the Marvel exhibit, the first thing I saw is this huge drawing of Spider-man and the word “The Marvel Art of Joe Quesada” written on the lower right side of Spider-man. I got super excited as I started to walk in the exhibit. It was as if I was a kid who was walking inside a candy or toy store. After the huge poster, there is another small poster that also has “The Marvel Art of Joe Quesada” written. That poster interested me because it involved most of my favorite Marvel superhero characters who I was familiar like Spider-man, Black Panther, Black Widow, Dr. Strange, Iron Man (RIP Tony Stark), etc. As I walked into the exhibit, I was amazed by the artworks that were drawn by Joe Quesada especially with the bright red wall. I felt like the bright red wall really made most of his sketches and drawings pop up more to make people interested in his works. The first thing I saw as I walk in the exhibit was a brief background explaining who Joe Quesada was and explain what would expect to see in this exhibit which was his drawing for his personal collection. The first of Joe Quesada’s work that I saw was a sketch of Doctor Strange that was used for a comic book cover. I like one of his other works which were a design/concept sketch for a character called Araña. It caught my attention because you could see the development of this own character.  You see Quesada’s ideas that he had for her like what she wears. Another work that interested me was a page from one of the comics “Daredevil”. It was the layout of the page is what caught my attention even its monochromatic pieces. I just wish that the exhibition was a bit bigger cause I would like to see more of Joe Quesada’s works as a Marvel fan. However, overall this exhibition was really interested exhibit because you get to see most of Marvel’s comic that illustrated by someone who was Marvel editor-in-chief. I would love to take a chance to go see the exhibition once again during my free time. Right after checking “The Marvel Art of Joe Quesada”, I went to check this small cafe that they have on the next floor. But I was only able to check the cafe out for a small amount of my time.

As for the Poster House, their mission was to present their views of the poster that was from the earliest mid-1800s to the present day. Their posters are a way to educate their audiences when they investigate their public impact. Their posters also are used to communicate with the audience using the combination of both words and images. It’s a way for the poster to speak toward the audiences persuadable and through art & posters. For this paper, I was choosing between checking to the 20/20 Insight: Posters from the 2017 women’s march exhibit & Japan red cross society exhibit. I ended up choosing to see the 20/20 Insight: Poster from the 2017 women’s march exhibit. As I went to go to the exhibit. I was already greeted with good employees As I went to the poster house, the employees gave me a small brief about the exhibit since I asked them after buying my general admission. As I walk in the room that was full of the poster that had to do with the 2017 women’s march. As I walked in a separate room that was for the exhibit, I notice a bunch of papers that look like a stack of newspapers. It was giving a full explanation of the events that happened during the women’s suffrage  Just next to the stack of the newspaper was a timeline that was showing the event that happens during women’s suffrage and giving a small brief explanation. One of the events that caught my eyes to see was the second national march for lesbian and gay rights at Washington. It caught my attention because of the way composition 

As for the Poster House, their mission was to present their views of the poster that was from the earliest mid-1800s to the present day. Their posters are a way to educate their audiences when they investigate their public impact. Their posters also are used to communicate with the audience using the combination of both words and images. It’s a way for the poster to speak toward the audiences persuadable and through art & posters. For this paper, I was choosing between checking to the 20/20 Insight: Posters from the 2017 women’s march exhibit & Japan red cross society exhibit. I ended up choosing to see the 20/20 Insight: Poster from the 2017 women’s march exhibit. As I went to go to the exhibit. I was already greeted with good employees As I went to the poster house, the employees gave me a small brief about the exhibit since I asked them after buying my general admission. As I walk in the room that was full of posters that had to do with the 2017 women’s march. As I walked in a separate room that was for the exhibit, I notice a bunch of papers that look like a stack of newspapers. It was giving a full explanation of the events that happened during the women’s suffrage  Just next to the stack of newspapers was a timeline that was showing the event that happens during women’s suffrage and giving a small brief explanation. One of the events that caught my eyes to see was the second national march for lesbian and gay rights at Washington. It caught my attention because of the composition and it’s layout as well. I find using the triangle for each first letter very successful since the poster used a magenta color. It makes a good pop up for just a blank background in this poster. As I started to walk around more the exhibit, the next thing I notice a fist-raising up in every poster all over the wall. Right in the middle of all of the posters shows a small description of what the fist represented. It’s explained that the raised fist represented as an “anti-fascist” salute which was associated with leftist that cause dating back then during the 1910s. Just right next to that was a whole lot of more posters but it was mostly for Reproductive Freedom. There were posters that were showing mostly forced motherhood. Most of the posters were mostly representing illegal abortions where it would lead to death. There was one poster that used clothes hangers as their concept because it was symbolizes as dangerous. I looked that was behind me which were posters that were used for Trump opposition. There were some posters that pretty hilarious but at the same time, it was sending a message about Donald Trump. It shows the freedom that we Americans were enjoying to openly share their critical toward the elected officials. One of the posters that were making me laugh at was one that was a poster of Donald Trump’s face that said fake your tan, not your news. Another poster that I had found interesting was that said:” Hate has a face and it is the same color as this sign.”  It was just a regular orange poster that was written in black. I found it as the strongest because of the color of the poster since Donald Trump was known for his orange skin color. After walking out throughout the entire exhibit, i went back upstairs checking out the other exhibit that was showing while I was visiting and took some pictures there. Overall I did enjoy visiting this exhibit. There were so many amazing posters such persuade poster and some funny that made me laugh. I really enjoy visiting the poster house. 

 

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