Before email, cell phones, and social networks dominated communication, postcards transported personal messages across the globe. Artists harnessed the small, rectangular print and used it as an international vehicle for artistic expression. Compelling postcard images soon became recognized by the masses, establishing the innovative art form known as “postcard art.” The Postcard Age at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston features nearly four hundred cards from artists and publishers throughout Europe and the Americas. The cards are organized to show how they illustrated changing ideas on issues such as the role of women, the development of technology, and commentary on World War I.
WHERE TO SEE
The Postcard Age is on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston through April 14, 2013.