On view was original art produced by Kadir Nelson for the creation of the Negro Leagues Baseball stamps, which pay tribute to the all-black professional baseball leagues that operated from 1920 to approximately 1960.
A Portrait Through Stamp Art
This exhibition of original artwork explored the diversity of topics highlighting the cultural heritage of New York City. The exhibition provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the Postmaster General’s Collection which the museum has acquired through a long-term agreement with the United States Postal Service.
Postage stamps are beautiful pieces of miniature art that can be used in a variety of craft projects. Watch this short video to see just how easy it is to use canceled stamps to decoupage objects already in your home.
Delight in the colorful world of the paintings of Alma Thomas with the National Postal Museum and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Educators explore Thomas’s life and work through museum objects, a children’s book, and postage stamps.
Enjoy an introduction to quilts with the National Postal Museum and the National Museum of American History. Educators touch on the artistry and history of quilts through collection images, a children’s book, and postage stamps.
Are you planning a trip this summer or are you taking a college bound student on an inspection tour? A fun activity for your entire family might be to see if your destination or route has a post office with murals that were created during the depression under the Section of Fine Arts.
Marilyn Monroe standing over a subway grate in the 1955 movie “The Seven Year Itch” is one of the iconic poses of American cinematic history. It was also the subject of an illustration that artist Michael J. Deas proposed for the Marilyn Monroe stamp souvenir sheet selvage(1) that was to become part of the 1995 Legends of Hollywood series.