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New York City has lots of museums, but only one for posters

America's first poster museum opens in New York City

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Location: NY-New York City

Story Date: 7/3/2019

Publisher: Lonely Planet   

Author: Aya Stanton

Founded in 2015 and finally opened this June, New York’s Poster House is the country’s first institution devoted to poster art. With a living archive of historically or aesthetically important examples of the form, as well as a selection of themed rotating exhibits, the new museum explores the impact of the popular mass-media communication device on the public domain. “While there are other poster museums around the world, they are largely focused on their particular national heritage, or a certain style,” says director Julia Knight. “Poster House was created to showcase posters from all over the world, from the late 1800s through contemporary use.”

Place Category: Attraction

Story Category: New Places