Members-Only Summer Social at Poster House
August 17th, 2022
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Join a community of Open House New Yorkers for our annual Members-only Summer Social at Poster House on August 17 from 6:00-8:00pm.
Enjoy exclusive after-hours access to the museum and an opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow members who share your love for the city. Plus, our team will offer a first look at what’s on tap for the 2022 OHNY Weekend (October 21-23) as we gear up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this beloved citywide festival.
RSVP required; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details
About Poster House
Poster House is the first museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to Posters. Founded in 2015 with the mission of filling the gap in the New York cultural landscape for accessible art and design, Poster House presents a global view of posters as historical documents and methods of contemporary visual communication.
Poster House is committed to presenting the enormous impact of posters on society and culture and how they have been adapted for contemporary use. Past exhibitions range from Peter Max: Cosmic Advertising featuring 1960’s designs for the New York City Marathon and Manhattan Yellow Pages to #CombatCovid, a 2020 exhibition exploring posters as a means of mass communication in times of crisis.
Poster House opened its doors to the public on June 20, 2019. The building, located at 119 West 23rd, was built around 1901 and originally housed several publishing houses. It is best known for being the former home of Tekserve (1987-2016), an Apple repair store that was iconic to New Yorkers.
In 2018, LTL Architects took on the gut-renovation of the almost 15,000 square foot space over two floors, incorporating several existing features including the exposed brick walls, barrel vaults, and cast-iron columns. These elements create a dialogue between old and new and embrace the poster’s unique identity as both commerce and art, public information, and cultural artifact.