In response to our earlier post about our love of the concert poster, reader Mitch Goldstein wrote in to tell us about an exhibit not to be missed if you’re a fan, like we are. It’s the Rhode Island School of Design Museum’s current exhibition, “Wunderground: Providence, 1995 to the Present” and it does look incredible. Not only are there works of art, from video to ceramics, there’s also a gigantic poster section to it. Here’s that scoop:
Providence Poster Art, 1995-2005 will display, floor-to-ceiling, some 2,000 screen-printed posters advertising rock shows, art exhibitions, and community events held in Providence since 1995 — a comprehensive timeline of the signature creative activities of the underground’s last decade: silk-screening and noise music. Over 200 artists created these colorful, graphic, cartoony posters for happenings at off-the-radar venues such as Rogue/Renegade, Box of Knives, and Pink Rabbit. Headsets with recordings of live shows will pepper the galleries.