Behind-The-Scenes @ Poster House, First Museum in U.S. Dedicated to Posters
Where: Poster House
119 W. 23rd St.
917-722-2439 Price: $29
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From tailoring services for “elegant ladies,” to publishing firms, to an iconic Apple repair store, 119 West 23rd Street has had its fair share of interesting tenants over the past century — though in 2019, a new museum moved in that is quickly becoming its most famous one yet. Get ready to step inside a first-of-its-kind art museum that explores 160 years of the poster, like no other institution in the United States has before.
Join New York Adventure Club for a private exploration at Poster House — through exhibitions, events, and publications, this museum presents a global view of posters from their earliest appearance in the late 1800s, to their present-day use.
Led by the museum’s director, our unique experience before the museum opens up to the public, will include:
- An overview of Poster House, the first museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to posters, which opened its doors in the Summer of 2019
- A discussion around the museum’s gut-renovation that transformed 15,000-square-feet and two floors inside the 1901 National Cloak Company building, into a state-of-the-art design that incorporates several historic architectural features including exposed brick walls, barrel vaults, and cast-iron columns
- A private, pre-hours tour of its permanent and current exhibitions (see below for the included exhibitions)
- An exclusive trip into the archives to get a sneak-peek at displays and artifacts a part of future exhibitions
Afterward, you’ll be able to browse the museum on your own, or sit back and relax in the museum cafe!
No tour is ever the same.
See you there!
This award-winning exhibition contains information about how movies, economics, and religion mixed in the 1980s & 1990s to inspire larger-than-life posters in Ghana.
Posters of the Japan Red Cross Society (Ends 2/16/20)
This show displays the only known examples of nine posters from the Japan Red Cross Society. Created in the mid-1920s, they were geared at teaching young children manners and public health.Buy tickets/get more info now