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Niklaus Troxler: 40 Years of Jazz Posters

Troxler poster

January 15 – February 20, 2016


In-person Event



Open to the public
Free of charge

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce Niklaus Troxler: 40 Years of Jazz Posters, on view from January 15 — February 20, 2016. This exhibition spans two galleries, Slusser Gallery on U‑M’s North Campus in the Art & Architecture Building (2000 Bonisteel Blvd) and Work Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor (306 S. State St., Ann Arbor). Both locations will host an exhibition reception on Friday, January 15 from 6 – 8 pm, following a public lecture with Niklaus Troxler at 5 pm in the Chrysler Center Auditorium (2121 Bonisteel Blvd.). The exhibition, talk, and reception are free and open to the public.

Curated by Stamps Professor Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo and Stamps student Cody Cai (BA 17), Niklaus Troxler: 40 Years of Jazz Posters explores work by designer Niklaus Troxler, a Swiss-born professor and design consultant widely known for his founding of the annual Willisau Jazz Festival in 1975. His pioneering design pieces for Willisau Jazz Festival have been benchmarks in the field of graphic and poster design for about forty-five years and are now in important museum collections such as the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Museum of Modern Art Toyama, Museum for Art and Industry Hamburg, the German Poster Museum in Essen and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

Troxler’s work centers on the enrichment of the human experience and quality solutions to visual communication design. Troxler continually seeks to better the means of human communication by teaching and designing for the modern world. Niklaus Troxler: 40 Years of Jazz Posters is on view through February 202016.

January 15 — February 20, 2016
Public Lecture: Friday, January 15, 5 – 6 pm at Chrysler Center Auditorium
Opening Reception: Friday, January 15, 6 – 8 pm at Work and Slusser Galleries

Slusser Gallery is permanently closed.