Person Place Thing: A Night with Nicholas Lowry

July 22, 2020

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This event is ticketed separately from regular museum admission and we recommend you purchase your ticket in advance.

Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great speakers.

On July 22, host Randy Cohen will be interviewing Antiques Roadshow Appraiser Nicholas Lowry at Poster House! This even will include a musical performance by Big Mamou as well as the opportunity for guests to explore the museum after the presentation.

This event will be recorded for broadcast on Northeast Public Radio. For more information and to hear past episodes, visit

Nicholas D. Lowry is President and Principal Auctioneer of Swann Auction Galleries, and is also the Director of Swann’s Vintage Posters Department. As one of the world’s foremost authorities on vintage posters, he has spent nearly 20 years serving regularly as poster appraiser on the PBS television show Antiques Roadshow. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, and the Board of Governors of The National Arts Club, in New York City, for whom he is also Chairman of the Fine Arts Committee.

Randy Cohen’s first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays, and stories for newspapers and magazines (The New Yorker, Harpers, The Atlantic, Young Love Comics). His first television work was writing for “Late Night With David Letterman,” for which he won three Emmy awards. His fourth Emmy was for his work on Michael Moore’s “TV Nation.” He received a fifth Emmy as a result of a clerical error, and he kept it. For twelve years he wrote “The Ethicist,” a weekly column for The New York Times Magazine. His most recent book, Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything, was published by Chronicle.

General Public: $30
Members: $20
Early Bird Special: $15 (available until Jan 15)

The Café and Shop will be open during this event!

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