On the Collection
Carl Grossberg: Works in the Merrill C. Berman Collection. Texts by Melissa Venator, Merrill C. Berman, Lynette Roth. Cambridge: Harvard Art Museums, 2018. Exhibition Dates: August 4, 2017- July 22, 2018.
American Masterworks from the Merrill C. Berman Collection. Texts by Robert Cozzolino, David C.
Driskell, Peter Nesbett, John Yau. New York: Alexandre Gallery, 2015. Exhibition dates: May 14-June 26,
Kurt Schwitters: Avant-Garde and Advertising. Texts by Javier Maderuelo and Adrian Sudhalter.
Madrid: Fundación Juan March, 2014. Exhibition traveled to: Museo Fundación Juan March, Palma de
Mallorca (July 16-Oct 4, 2014); and Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, Cuenca (October 15, 2014-
February 15, 2015). [View]
The Merrill C. Berman Collection at the Fundación Juan March. Texts by Manuel Fontán del Junco and
and interview with Merrill C. Berman. Madrid: Fundación Juan March, 2012.
The Avant-Garde Applied, 1890-1950. Texts by Manuel Fontán del Junco, Richard Hollis, Maurizio
Scudiero, and Bruno Tonini. Madrid: Fundación Juan March; Editorial de Arte y Ciencia, 2012. An
exhibition drawn from the collections of Merrill C. Berman and José María Lafuente. Exhibition dates:
March 30-July 1, 2012. [View]
Elegance and Extravagance: Japanese posters from the Merrill C. Berman Collection. Text by Peter
Nisbet. Chapel Hill, NC: Ackland Museum of Art, 2013. Exhibition dates: September 7, 2012-January 6,
Photomontage Between the Wars, 1918-1939. Madrid and Ottawa: Fundación Juan March and Carlton
University Art Museum, 2012. Texts by Adrian Sudhalter and Deborah L. Roldán. Exhibition traveled to:
Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, Cuenca, Spain (March 2-May 27, 2012); Museu Fundación Juan
March, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (June 13-Sept. 8, 2012); and the Carleton University Art Gallery,
Ottawa, Canada (October 15-December 16, 2012). [View]
“The Bolshevik Poster 1917-1921: From the Collection of Merrill C. Berman,” Manhattanville College,
Arthur M. Merger Art Gallery (October 7-November 3, 2009).
“European and Russian Photomontage, 1920-1940: From the Collection of Merrill C. Berman,” Ubu
Gallery, New York (May 15-July 31, 2009).
Packaging Presidents: 200 Years of Campaigns; Candidates. Illustrated with selections from the
Merrill C. Berman Collection. Frederick Voss, Rick Beard, and Michael Cheney. Springfield, IL: Abraham
Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, 2008. Exhibition dates: February 5-November 30, 2008. See
1984 publication of the same name by Frederick Voss, upon which this publication builds. [View]
Cut and Paste: European Photomontage, 1920–1945. Lutz Becker. Rome: Gangemi Editore, 2008.
Exhibition dates: Estorick Collection of Modern Art, London (September 24-December 21, 2008). [View]
Graphischen Arbeiten der Avantgarde 1918-1934: Aus der Sammlung Merrill C. Berman. Text by Lutz
Becker. Neuss: Langen Foundation, 2006. Exhibition dates: February 12-May 14, 2006. The Langen Foundation was the last stop on the tour of the Hayward Gallery exhibition that began in 2004. The Langen Foundation produced their own German-language catalogue, which is related to but differs from the English-language catalogue.
Aspects of Russian Art, 1915–1935: Selections from the Merrill C. Berman Collection. New York: Ubu
Gallery, 2005. Exhibition dates: May 33-July 22, 2005.
Avant-Garde Graphics, 1918–1934: From the Merrill C. Berman Collection. Texts by Lutz Becker and
Richard Hollis. London: Hayward Gallery Publishing, 2004. Exhibition traveled to: Hunterian Art Gallery,
Glasgow (October 1-November 27, 2004); Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea (December 4, 2004-
February 13, 2005); Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London (March 23-June 5, 2005); Kettle's Yard, Cambridge (July 30-September 25, 2005); and Langen Foundation, Neuss (February 12-May 14,
Avant-Gardes: Selections from the Merrill C. Berman Collection, Constructivism, Dada, De Stijl, Futurism, Neue Sachlichkeit, Surrealism. New York: Ubu Gallery, 2004. Exhibition dates: February 5-April 24, 2004.
Graphic Design in the Mechanical Age: Selections from the Merrill C. Berman Collection. Deborah
Rothschild, Ellen Lupton and Darra Goldstein. New Haven: Yale University Press in conjunction with
Williams College Museum of Art and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution,
1998. Exhibition traveled to: Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown; Cooper-Hewitt National
Design Museum, New York; IVAM, Centro Julio Gonzalez, Valencia; Suntory Museum, Tokyo; Kawasaki
Museum; Obihiro Museum; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle. [View]
Building the Collective: Soviet Graphic Design 1917-1937, Selections from the Merrill C. Berman
Collection. NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 1996. Texts by Leah Dickerman (editor) and Maria Gough.
Exhibition traveled to: Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York; and Busch-
Reisinger (with additional works at the Sackler), Harvard University, Cambridge. [View]
Captured Glance: The Avant-Garde and Advertising in the Twenties, in collaboration with Merrill C.
Berman. New York: Helen Serger/La Boetie, 1987. Exhibition dates: April 4-May 29, 1987.
Art for the Masses: Russian Revolutionary Art from the Merrill C. Berman Collection. Darra Goldstein.
Williamstown, MA: Williams College Museum of Art, 1985. Traveled to: Williams College Museum of Art
(January 27-March 17, l985); and Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (August 28-October 18,
Packaging Presidents: Memorabilia from Campaigns Past. Frederick Voss. Yonkers, NY: Hudson River
Museum, Yonkers, 1984. Exhibition dates: September 23-November 11, 1984. See also: 2008 publication by same author and of the same name.
The 20th Century Poster: Design of the Avant-Garde. New York: Abbeville Press, 1984. Dawn Ades with
contributions by Robert Brown, Alma Law, Armin Hofmann, and Merrill C. Berman. Mildred Friedman,
ed. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (May 12-August 12, 1984); Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse
(September 8-October 20, 1984); The Saint Louis Museum of Art (November 24, 1984-January 5, 1985); Dayton Art Institute (April 6-May 18, 1985); Neuberger Museum, Purchase (June 23-August 25, 1985); and The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec (September 26-November 10, 1985). Mildred Friedman, Design Curator, “Acknowledgements” (p. 210): “The exhibition would not have been organized without our introduction, three years ago, to Merrill Berman, whose posters constitute the majority of works in it.”
COLLECTION EXHIBITIONS WITHOUT CATALOGUES
"The Ring: Art and Commerce, Kurt Schwitters and Colleagues, Selections from the Merrill C. Berman
Collection,” Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Gallery 1520 (two rotations over a six-
month period: June 2016-January 2017). No catalogue.
“Coming Attraction: Cuban Movie Posters from the Merrill C. Berman Collection,” International Print
Center, New York (IPCNY) (April 5 - May 12, 2012). No catalogue. [View]