National Postal Museum Hosting the 10th Annual Sundman Lecture

The National Postal Museum’s 2012 Maynard Sundman Lecture will focus on the art, process and philosophy of contemporary stamp design, featuring speakers from the stamp-designing and collecting community. Speakers include Citizen Stamp Advisory Committee member Janet Klug, U.S. Postal Service art director and designer Antonio Alcalá, artist Kam Mak, painter Howard Koslow and photographer Sally Andersen-Bruce. Each speaker will share insights on the design process from the origins of an idea for a stamp to the special challenges of creating artwork for a stamp.

The Maynard Sundman Lecture Series was established in 2002 through a donation by his sons, David and Donald. The lectures feature talks by authors and experts on stamps and stamp collecting.

Audience members will have an opportunity to have philatelic items from their collections, including stamps and first-day covers, signed by the speakers following the lecture presentations. Current stamps will be available at the USPS Stamp Store in the museum, and other philatelic items will be available from stamp dealers on the upper level in the Historic Lobby where the American Stamp Dealers Association stamp show will be held on the same day. Light refreshments will be served following the lecture, allowing visitors to converse and meet fellow stamp art enthusiasts, members of the museum staff and the museum’s Council of Philatelists.

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