Join us for a special guided tour of Julius Klinger: Posters for a Modern Age for AIGA members and friends. If you haven’t yet seen this body of work, you are in for an experience pretty close to design euphoria. We got a preview of the exhibition and it is an absolute must-see!
Meet us in the Wolfsonian lobby at 6:30pm for check in – the tour will begin shortly thereafter and will be led by Jonathan Mogul, associate director for curatorial and educational affairs at The Wolfsonian–FIU. We’ll spend about an hour in the galleries with the show, and take some time for questions and discussion; then head back to the museum café for drinks and more conversation.
There are only twenty tickets available for this tour, so make sure to reserve your spot now!
Please note: limited street parking is available near the museum on Washington Ave, and there are garages and parking lots within a few blocks on Washington and Collins Avenue. We recommend that you take this opportunity to carpool or use a ride share app!
Julius Klinger (1876–1942) is recognized as a leading poster designer and one of the most gifted graphic artists of his generation. Based in Berlin and Vienna, he produced a remarkable body of work over four decades, including powerful posters, illustrations for books and magazines, typefaces, designs for ornament, and graphic identity schemes for varied clients.
Klinger’s career overlapped with the origins of graphic design as a professional field. Julius Klinger: Posters for a Modern Age demonstrates his mastery of a disparate set of skills—ornament, typography, and figure drawing—that would become integral to his profession and that made him a pioneer of the modern advertising poster. Klinger emerges as an emblematic figure in a number of other respects: as a link between creative circles of two culturally vibrant cities, as a designer who strove to serve his clients’ needs while asserting his own identity, as a European fascinated by America, and as a Jew whose life was cut short by Nazi genocide.
Jonathan Mogul is associate director for curatorial and educational affairs at The Wolfsonian–FIU. In that position, he oversees the museum’s exhibition program, publications, its international fellowship program, and its youth and adult educational programs. He has curated or co-curated more than a dozen exhibitions at The Wolfsonian.