Poster Plakat A Collection of Posters from the Soviet Union and its Satellite Nations

Portions of the Poster Plakat Collection have been exhibited at various institutions. If you are interested in exhibiting posters from the Collection please email with the name of your organization, a contact person and phone number, and provide us a general description of the exhibit you are considering.

Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945

Developed and presented by the Art Institute of Chicago from July 31 until October 23, 2011, this exhibit of TASS (Soviet Union Telegraph Agency) posters marked the first time the handmade posters from the museum's archive had been displayed since World War II. The exhibit and its accompanying catalogue featured several Soviet posters from the Collection.

The Russian Image in World War I

Presented by the Illinois State Military Museum as part of its Great War Encampment held November 16 and 17, 2013 in Springfield, Illinois. The exhibit featured an array of Russian Imperial and Soviet posters from the Collection along with enlargements of Imperial-era postcards from the war showing Russian Imperial troops in photo studio settings.

Soviet Book and Literacy Programs

The Columbia College Chicago Center of Book and Paper Arts exhibited a series of Soviet educational and literacy posters from the Collection. This exhibition ran from November 8 until December 6, 2013. Click here to read the accompanying exhibit essay Illuminating Socialist Literacy in Soviet Propaganda Posters written by Masha Kowell, Ph.D.

Workers of the World, Unite! Russian Civil War Posters 1918-1923

The exhibit was held March 7 to April 30, 2015 at the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. It was developed by the Hamilton staff and featured twenty-five posters from the Collection spanning 1918 to 1923. Posters were chosen for their bold color and designs to illustrate the lithograph technique. Click here to read the accompanying exhibit essay Russian Propaganda Posters through Revolution and Civil War by Aaron Hale-Dorrell, Ph.D.

The 100th Anniversary of the Soviet Poster: Russian Revolution to Perestroika

The Russian Club of Jackson Hole, Wyoming sponsored this exhibit corresponding with the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. The exhibit ran October 21-28, 2017, at the Center for the Arts in Jackson, Wyoming and it featured twenty-five posters from the Collection covering seven periods in Soviet history. Click here to read the accompanying exhibit essay, The 100th Anniversary of the October Revolution and Soviet Poster Images as a Source of Historical Memory, by Anastasia Vishnevskaya, PhD.