See It Loud: Globe Poster’s Eye-Popping Evolution, from Street Art to Fine Art

Curatorial Statement by John Lewis: During its 81 years in business, Globe Poster created show posters for a dazzling array of artists, including James Brown, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Tupac Shakur, and numerous others. The posters, originally stapled to city walls and telephone poles, have become highly collectible and now reside in museums such as The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. A family-owned, Baltimore-based business, Globe closed up shop in 2010 but was resurrected at Maryland Institute College of Art [MICA] the following year.

See It Loud will feature dozens of Globe’s iconic concert posters, as well as new work done by MICA students using Globe’s extensive collection of printing materials. This show will appeal to anyone interested in design, entrepreneurship, history, and how historic materials can be repurposed and utilized by future generations.

Join us on Facebook for January’s Digital Second Saturday Artist’s Reception Saturday, January 9, 2021, at 6 PM. We will be going live with a few words from our curator and a virtual tour of the exhibit!