Poster art lovers have just a few days left to see “Music to My Eyes, David Edward Byrd: Posters and Music-related Designs 1968-Now,” an exhibition currently on view at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art at Cal State San Bernardino.
The last day to view the exhibit will be Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The exhibition focuses on the designs of prolific Los Angeles artist and designer, David Edward Byrd. RAFFMA’s first exhibition of poster art is dedicated to the brilliantly captivating posters created by Byrd for iconic rock stars such as Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane and Lou Reed.
Byrd’s style is eclectic but unique: Counterculture mixed with nostalgia; Art Nouveau designs with a hint of the psychedelic look associated with the San Francisco’s Fillmore West.
A master of technique, Byrd employs many media, including watercolor, pencil and colored pencil, acrylics, ink, transparent dyes, graphite, chalk, airbrush and collage. These days he makes use of digital tools but he always starts his projects by hand. Opulent and expressive, his designs include posters, book, magazine and album covers.
The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art is a nationally recognized museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, a Washington D.C.-based organization whose members must meet the highest standards in securing accreditation. It is the only accredited art museum in San Bernardino.
Over its 16-year history, RAFFMA has accumulated a permanent collection of nearly 1,200 objects focusing on Egyptian antiquities, ceramics and contemporary art. The museum houses the largest permanent and public display of Egyptian art in Southern California.
General admission to the museum is free. Suggested donation is $5. Parking at Cal State San Bernardino is $5 per vehicle.
The museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and is closed Friday and Sunday. For more information, call (909) 537-7373 or visit the RAFFMA website.