Hartman Center Exhibits & Videos

The Hartman Center showcases materials and information about our many collections through audio, exhibits, interviews, invited speakers and videos. 


View videos from the Hartman Center's 20th Anniversary Lecture Series and other events.

Online Exhibits


The Power of Refined Beauty: Photographing Society Women for Pond's, 1920s - 1950s is the latest exhibit curated by the Hartman Center. Portraits of high society European and American women photographed by prominent photographers Cecil Beaton, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Edward Steichen and others are shown with related Pond's advertisements. The traveling version of this exhibit is now available to museums and cultural institutions.

Mad Men

Following up on the popular exhibit Not Just Mad Men: Real Advertising Careers in the 1960s, there are now two videos related to this exhibit available on YouTube. The first video includes highlights of the Fall 2008 exhibit. The second video documents The Reality of 'Mad Men' event, a lively discussion with panelists Doug Alligood, Charlotte Beers and Wally O'Brien on their experiences of 1960s Madison Avenue in comparison to the television show Mad Men on AMC. The traveling form of this exhibit is available to museums and cultural institutions.

R.C. Maxwell Company

Maxwell Did It! Photographing the Atlantic City Boardwalk, 1920s–1950s highlights Atlantic City signs and scenes. The R. C. Maxwell Company produced electric, spectacular signs and billboards and used photographs to document construction and placement of those advertising signs on the boardwalk. These historical photographs provide a decade-by-decade look at the changing landscape of the boardwalk and its culture from the 1920s through the 1950s.