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Traveling Exhibits

  • The Hartman Center offers two traveling exhibits, Not Just Mad Men and The Power of Refined Beauty, to museums and cultural institutions for short-term installations.
  • Please contact the Hartman Center Director Jacqueline Reid Wachholz for more information on availability.

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

Pond's Exhibit Image

The Power of Refined Beauty: Photographing Society Women for Pond's, 1920s - 1950s

An exhibit of portraits of high society European and American women photographed by prominent photogrpahers Cecil Beaton, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Edward Steichen and others are showen with related Pond's advertisements.  The traveling version of this exhibition is now available to museums and other cultural institutions.

Photograph of Ad Men

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 on YouTube.  The first video includes highlights of the 2008 Fall 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 Avenur in comparison to the television show Mad Men on AMC.  The traveling form of this exhibit is available to museums and other cultural institutions.

R.C. Maxwell Company advertisement

Maxwell Did It!: Photographing the Atlantic City Boardwalk, 1920s - 1950s 

This exhibit highlights Atlantic City signs and scenes.  The R.C. Maxwell Company electric, spectacular signs, and billboards and used photography to document the construction and placement of those advertising signs on the boardwalk.  These historical photographs decade-by-decade look at the changing landscape of the boardwalk and its culture from the 1920s through the 1950s.