October 19, 2019
This event is ticketed through Open House New York. Advanced tickets are required.
Poster House has teamed up with Open House New York for a series of three back-to-back tours that explore the design process behind New York’s newest museum!
This tour will be led by Marc Tsurumaki, Principal, LTL Architects, and Nelson Jenkins of Lumen Architecture, discussing the unique collaborative design process, including a showcase of featured lighting elements.
The design for Poster House, the first museum devoted to poster art in New York City, responds to both the unique qualities of the institution within the cultural landscape of New York City and the exceptional urban conditions of its site in the Flatiron District near Madison Square Park. Organized by splitting the existing space into two halves — with galleries to the east and a public passage to the west — the design inflects this line of division diagonally through the space. Juxtaposing a dynamic urban passage with sophisticated gallery spaces, Poster House seeks to combine the old and the new, the rustic and the refined, the playful and the somewhat serious into a layered but still unified architectural experience. As a museum for the often overlooked and undervalued poster, the space balances contrasting spatial qualities that correspond to the poster’s unique identity as both commerce and art, public information and cultural artifact.
Tours are 50 minutes and are offered at three times:
Sign up and purchase tickets via the OHNY website.
The cost of your OHNY ticket also includes access to Poster House. We invite all guests to stay after their tour time to further explore the museum and its exhibitions.
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