American Letterpress:  The Art of Hatch Show Print

August 27, 2011 - November 06, 2011
Rachel Cosby Conway, Alfred Heber Holbrook, Charles B. Presley Family and Lamar Dodd Galleries

This exhibition illustrates the fascinating fusion of art with popular culture and music history. Featuring the work of one of the nation’s oldest and continuously printing shops—Nashville, Tennessee’s Hatch Show Print—it highlights the uniquely American posters produced to advertise everything from vaudeville shows, state fairs and stock car races to the Grand Ole Opry, Elvis Presley and Herbie Hancock. 

The exhibition, created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, is supported by America's Jazz Heritage, A Partnership of the Wallace Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution.




Janet and Alex Patterson, Dudley Stevens, Alan F. Rothschild Jr. through the Fort Trustee Fund, Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Flagpole, YellowBook USA, the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art