See more objects with the color darkslategrey sienna darkkhaki darkslategrey peru or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline


  • Work on this object began.


  • We acquired this object.




  • You found it!

Poster, The Splendor of Dresden, 1978

This is a Poster. It was designed by Paul Rand. It is dated 1978 and we acquired it in 2002. Its medium is offset lithograph on cream paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Marion S. Rand.

Its dimensions are

91.4 x 58.4 cm (36 x 23 in. )

It is signed

Signed [imprinted] in black ink, upper left corner: Design: Paul Rand

It is inscribed

Imprinted in black ink, across lower quarter of paper: The Splendor of Dresden; below, lower left quadrant: Five/ Centuries of/ Art/ Collecting; lower right quadrant: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C./ June 1-September 4, 1978/ An Exhibition from the German Democratic Republic; imprinted in gray ink, across lower edge of page: An exhibition from the collection of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden GDR, organized jointly by the National Gallery of Art, The Metropolitan/ Museum of Art and The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. It is made possible through a grant from the IBM Corporation,/ with additional funding from the Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Charitable Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Cite this object as

Poster, The Splendor of Dresden, 1978; Designed by Paul Rand (American, 1914–1996); USA; offset lithograph on cream paper; 91.4 x 58.4 cm (36 x 23 in. ); Gift of Marion S. Rand; 2002-11-18

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Poster, The Splendor of Dresden, 1978 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=29 July 2021 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>