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Past Exhibits and Events - 2015

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Warm Weather Destinations
Bradford Washburn Photography

May-September, 2015

To celebrate our long-awaited Spring, Grand Circle Gallery is featuring a selection of vintage posters depicting worldwide destinations in pleasant weather. The exhibit provides a country-by-country tour, with breathtaking scenes and iconic representations, including Sevillian dancers, Egyptian shores and the Eiffel Tower. Grand Circle Gallery’s collection of original lithographic posters dates back to the “Golden Age of Travel” – from the late 1800’s to the outbreak of World War II – when posters were used to advertise the glamor of travel.

Remaining on display in the Gallery is the dramatic black-and-white aerial photography of renowned mountaineer Bradford Washburn.

Student Travel Poster Design Exhibit
Winter Destinations
Bradford Washburn & George Daniell Photography

through March 28, 2015

The Gallery is pleased to exhibit the submissions to its 4th Annual Student Travel Poster Design Competition for New England graphic design and photography undergraduates. Entrants chose from the top destinations for Grand Circle Travel, Grand Circle Cruise Line and Overseas Adventure Travel, highlighting a feature of the destination’s history, culture, landscapes or attractions. A panel of Grand Circle associates, including Vice Chairman Harriet Lewis, had the tough job of selecting three winners from 90 impressive entries. Visitors can enjoy taking in all of the students’ designs in the Gallery.

In keeping with our wintry weather, the Gallery is also exhibiting vintage posters promoting cold-weather escapes during the Golden Age of Travel. On view are posters from 1917 to the 1940’s, advertising snowy vacation destinations in the Swiss, Italian and French Alps. The collection includes the work of Swiss poster pioneer Emil Cardinaux, with scenes of St. Moritz and the Jungfrau Railway.

Complementing the posters of winter retreats is the black-and-white aerial photography of explorer Bradford Washburn. His panormas of glaciers, peaks and snowy terrains offer Gallery visitors a breathtaking, virtual adventure.

Selected photographs of Venice and Rome by the renowned George Daniell offer more black & white work to be enjoyed in the Gallery. Daniell’s fascination with capturing romantic Italian culture is evident in these iconic shots.

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