Mountain Views: Swiss Travel Posters from the Dana/Spencer Collection


On view: January 14 - March 15, 2015

Open brochure with curatorial essay

IPCNY is pleased to present Mountain Views: Swiss Travel Posters from the Dana/Spencer Collection assembled by Olga and Arthur Dana, an American couple who frequented the ski resorts of the Swiss Alps during the 1950s and ’60s. These colorful vintage lithographs have been lent for exhibition to IPCNY by their daughter, Alice Dana Spencer.

Numbering some thirty-five examples in its entirety, the collection was originally shown at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, VT in 2001, and the next year at the Beard Gallery, Wheaton College, Norton, MA. IPCNY is indebted to Alice Dana Spencer for generously entrusting the posters to us, and to Jeffrey I. Lee and Meghan Freeman, for the research, documentation and scholarship accompanying the show. IPCNY would also like to acknowledge the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York for their assistance in publicizing this exhibition.