Poster House - open June 20, 2019, is dedicated to presenting the impact, culture, and design of posters, both as historical documents and methods of contemporary visual communication.
The 15,000 square-foot museum includes three exhibition spaces, interactive displays in its hallways, and a children’s area. The new museum boasts a permanent collection of 7,000 historical posters collected from around the world, and 1,000 contemporary posters that will be shown in future exhibitions.
Through temporary exhibitions, a growing permanent collection, and educational events, Poster House explores the enormous impact of posters on society and culture, and how they continue to influence human behavior in the 21st Century. The first museum in the United States specially devoted to global history of posters.
"Poster House aims to draw out hidden histories of poster art, map their continued role in today’s media landscape, and encourage future design as the medium is reclaimed and reworked by successive generations in order to communicate quickly, effectively, and seductively to an audience constantly on the move."
Early posters from the innovative (East) German graphic design agency
Celebrated graphic designer of the Art Nouveau movement inaugurates the museum
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