Poster House Museum Opens in Chelsea




Milton Glaser: Art is Whatever (1996) Poster House. Image courtesy SVA

The much anticipated Poster House Museum opened in June, 2019, exhibiting posters from their earliest appearance in the late 1800s to present day. Here, visitors will explore New York’s long relationship with advertising and design, including nearly 100 select works from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) Subway Series.

Stefan Sagmeister: Take It On (A ~ Sagmeister) (2013) at Poster House

The SVA donation consists of 98 of its Subway Series posters stretching back to 1996, including works by Milton Glaser, Louise Fili and Paula Scher, among others.

The collection at Poster House includes posters of historical or aesthetic importance such as the 2017 women’s March, political and educational posters, pop art, vintage propaganda posters and more.

Poster House image via LTL Architects

Designed by LTL Architects, the 15,000 square foot space will host rotating exhibitions of international posters from all time periods and cultures, exploring how this ephemeral medium came to become the people’s art. The museum includes two exhibition spaces, a cafe, a children’s area, climate-controlled storage, an educational workshop, gift shop, interactive features and offices.

Poster House image via LTL Architects

The SVA Subway Series poster donation is part of its ongoing gift to the museum, of newly created posters that will join the Museum’s permanent archival collection.

Poster House image via LTL Architects

Poster House Museum is located at 119 West 23rd Street in Chelsea. Adults $12; Students, Seniors and Visitors with Disabilities $8 (a caregiver is free); and Kids under 18 Free ~ or become a Member.

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