The Art of the Stamp
This exhibit presents 75 original works of art commissioned by the United States Postal Service over the last 40 years. These paintings and drawings represent the work of 42 different artists and showcase an array of techniques and styles. Many of the artworks are more than 100 times the size of the actual stamps.
EXHIBIT DATES
November 16, 2006 – August 17, 2008
Trailblazers and Trendsetters
Many U.S. postage stamps honor American leaders, explorers, inventors, entertainers, and thinkers, as well as the inventions and achievements that have made history and changed our nation. Many of those celebrated have shaped popular culture or blazed new trails in technology and communication. Collectively, the artworks commissioned for postage stamps create a patchwork quilt of American history and culture.

The people, places, and things depicted in this exhibit are presented in five galleries: Sports, Arts & Entertainment, Transportation, History & Exploration, and Literature.
> How an Idea Becomes a Stamp
> The Artworks: Substance and Style
Smithsonian Institution
National Postal Museum
United States Postal Service
Michael Osborne Design
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