The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner

June 24, 2017 - September 17, 2017

This comprehensive and lively installation explores the work of one of America’s original “Mad Men.” McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (born 1913) created advertising campaigns for a variety of products during the decade when the advertising industry was at its height and centered on Madison Avenue. His illustrations for leading women’s magazines such as Redbook and McCall’s animated a wide range of popular literature, from romantic fiction and detective stories, to topics of import such as Cold War anxiety and juvenile delinquency. His work is a “time capsule” of an era when commercial artists helped to redefine American style and culture.

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Exhibition-Related Events

Summer Happy Hours
Thursdays, June 29 – September 14 | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Artini
Friday, July 14 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Evening for Educators
Thursday, August 24 | 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Retro Sketch Night with Dr. Sketchy’s Philly
Thursday, August 24 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

ORGANIZER & SPONSORS

The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner was developed by the Museum of the City of New York and co-sponsored by the Modern Graphic History Library, Washington University in St. Louis, the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, and the Norman Rockwell Museum. This exhibition is made possible by the Edgar A. Thronson Foundation Illustration Exhibition Fund. Additional support was provided, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

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