"Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer" at the Cooper Hewitt

Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer 
Given anonymously, 78.1961; Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY

Drawing, Design for Metropolis by Fritz Lang, 1926; Designed by E. McKnight Kauffer (American, 1890–1954). Brush and gouache. 74.9 × 43.2 cm (29 1/2 × 17 in.). The Museum of Modern Art.

The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is currently home to the largest-ever exhibition of works by E. McKnight Kauffer (American, 1890–1954), a pioneer of commercial art—the profession known today as graphic design. On view Sept. 10 through April 10, 2022, Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer features more than 150 objects to examine the designer’s impact and legacy across media.

Event Information
Start Date: September 10, 2021
End Date: April 10, 2022
Venue: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer