‘A focal point, not an accessory’: behind New York’s first poster museum

At Poster House, the history of the medium is explored in unprecedented depth with examples from all over the world and throughout history

New York has long been known for its street art – whether it was Keith Haring’s political graffiti in the 1980s or, more recently, guerrilla posters tracing racist incidents at each subway stop, the city could be viewed as a polluted open-air museum.

But now, it is time for some of the city’s best posters, and more, to become part of art history. A collection of 7,000 posters from across the globe will be going into the Poster House, the country’s first graphic design museum devoted entirely to the art of the paste-up, opening on 20 June.

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