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Coming Soon! Film Posters from the Dwight M. Cleveland Collection

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Coming Soon! Film Posters from the Dwight M. Cleveland Collection

Time: July 12, 2019 to October 29, 2019
Location: The Norton Museum of Art
Street: 1450 S. Dixie Highway
City/Town: West Palm Beach, Florida
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Event Type: museum, exhibition
Organized By: The Norton Museum of Art
Latest Activity: Jun 10, 2019

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Event Description

Coming Soon! The Largest Museum Show of Movie “Coming Attraction” Glass Slides & Movie Posters. Included in the exhibition are works from famed British actors such as Charlie Chaplin, Madeleine Carroll, Ronald Colman, Twiggy, Boris Karloff, and more.


The Norton Museum of Art is hosting the largest ever museum exhibition of movie “coming attraction” glass slides and classic movie posters from one of the most prominent private collections in the world. Titled Coming Soon: Film Posters from the Dwight M. Cleveland Collection, the exhibition includes 1,500 international movie “coming attraction” glass slides which will be projected on two continuous loops on either side of the main entry hall and more than 200 posters representing comedies, British classics, musicals, Westerns, sci-fi thrillers, dramas, and more that date from the turn of the 20th century to the late 1980s.

Coming Soon will be on view from

July 12 through October 29, 2019.

The exhibition is co-organized by guest curator Matthew Bird and Norton Assistant Curator J. Rachel Gustafson, who selected 215 posters, from the more than 3,000 held in the Cleveland Collection, to present a comprehensive history of movie poster art and the longstanding allure of Hollywood these objects helped promote. Posters included are from iconic films such as Casablanca, The Godfather, Singin’ in the Rain, H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, Lloyd’s of London, North by Northwest, and Grand Hotel, as well as memorable cult classics such as Barbarella and Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.

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