Opera in Print: Fin-de-siècle Posters from the Blum Collection

January 27, 2018 - April 22, 2018
George Ann and Boone Knox Gallery II

Opera is considered by many to be the ultimate combination of all art forms: a symphony orchestra in the pit, multiple solo singers and a full choir on stage, theater and drama in the acting and action, period dance and ballet, architecture in the sets, music composition, fashion in the costumes, literature in the libretto and storyline and graphic arts in the set painting and advertising. The Belle Epoque opera posters in this exhibition were intended to draw an audience into the opera house with a "taste" of what would be seen and heard there. One can almost hear the music while looking at the poster.

All of the posters in this exhibition come from a large gift by Murray and Nancy Ann Blum to the museum's collection.


Abigail Kosberg, Pierre Daura Center Graduate Intern


The W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art