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In the decades around 1900, postcards were Twitter, e-mail, Flickr, and Facebook, all wrapped into one. A postcard craze swept the world, as billions of cards were bought and mailed, or just pasted into albums. Drawing on the riches of the Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive, probably the finest and most comprehensive collection of its type—and a promised gift to the MFA—this unprecedented exhibition traces how big historical and cultural themes of the modern age played out on the postcard’s tiny canvas. See the show with Ben Weiss, Leonard A. Lauder Curator of Visual Culture, and enjoy a reception afterwards.

This is a private event for Heritage Remixed Friends Group members.

 

RSVP: 617-369-4047 or Friends-Heritage@mfa.org