Educators

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Guided Museum Experiences

We welcome K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from all fields of study and interests to Poster House. Step into our galleries or enter our virtual spaces to expand your learning experience beyond the classroom and connect with a community of emerging designers, historians, and museum professionals. Our tours are interactive, design-focused experiences that can be tailored to your course’s curricular goals and expectations. Poster House tours are able to connect to a variety of courses ranging from design to world history, STEAM to printmaking. They are also able to be used as supplemental learning experiences for your class.

You may choose from our prepared list of virtual tours, experience one of our on-site exhibitions, or contact us to discuss creating a custom tour based on a specific area of interest or curricular connection.

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Professional Development

Poster House is an Approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE). See below for information on upcoming Professional Development opportunities, or email us at education@posterhouse.org to plan a private professional development session for your school.

Upcoming Educators Events

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Thursday, Jun 6, 2024, 9:30am–2:30pm
In Person

Learning Modules

Poster House is pleased to offer digital resources for educators to use in their classrooms.
 

Educator’s Guide

Posters in Protest

The Swiss Grid

Poster Machine

Meet the Team

Poster House has an incredible team of educators eager to guide your students! Each member of the team is trained in museum education best practices and has experience teaching in a variety of museums, classrooms, or other formal/informal learning spaces. No matter who is guiding your experience, each educator will create a memorable, engaging, and fun visit for your group. Learn more about our team below:

Braden Hollis

Favorite poster: Olympic Games Munich 1972 (1971-1972) by Jacob Lawrence

Braden Hollis

SCHOOL & FAMILY PROGRAMS EDUCATOR

Braden Hollis is a painter and educator from Los Angeles. In her artistic practice, Braden draws inspiration from the mundane and histories that she discovers through research. Outside of her artistry, Braden is an active educator. She’s worked in museums and K-12 schools in Los Angeles and New York City. Braden is deeply engaged in the inquiry-based teaching approach VTS, a practice she began while working as an educator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Braden continues to weave this framework into her art teaching and programmatic efforts.

Favorite poster: Olympic Games Munich 1972 (1971-1972) by Jacob Lawrence

Gabriella Kula

Favorite poster: War is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things (1969) by Lorraine Schneider

Gabriella Kula

LEAD EDUCATOR

Gabriella Kula is a New York City-based freelance museum educator with a BA in Art History from the University of Michigan and an MS in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education, where she wrote her thesis in mindfulness practices used in museum education. She has worked in the gallery and curatorial worlds, and currently serves as an educator for school, family, adult, and access groups at The Noguchi Museum, The Jewish Museum, and Poster House. Gabriella’s goal is to offer students challenging and fun experiences with observation, interpretation, and art-making that deepen imaginations, build bridges, and inspire dreams of new possibilities for the world.

Favorite poster: War is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things (1969) by Lorraine Schneider

Jossie Rivera

Favorite poster: Dance Under the Stars (c. 1882) by Manuel Vega

Jossie Rivera

BILINGUAL EDUCATOR

Jossie Rivera is an artist and part time educator, leading tours and workshops in English and Spanish. She received a BFA in Studio Art from Hunter College. She paints simplified figures whose eyes and body language work together to form narratives of interpersonal connections. She is currently studying painting at the Art Students League. In addition to her art practice, she has interned with the Studio Museum in Harlem and has taught different forms of art to K-12 and college students. Her goal is to introduce and teach students about the unique strengths and history of poster arts.

Favorite poster: Dance Under the Stars (c. 1882) by Manuel Vega

Maya Varadaraj

Favorite poster: L’instant Taittinger (c. 1988) by an unknown designer

Maya Varadaraj

LEAD EDUCATOR

Maya Varadaraj is a visual artist and part-time educator. Maya received her BFA in Apparel Design from the Rhode Island School of Design before completing an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited internationally at Vitra Design Museum, Museo Del Disseny Barcelona, Sakshi Gallery, Mana Contemporary New Jersey, Medium Tings, and Assembly Room New York. She has been featured in publications such as Juxtapoz, Platform Magazine, and We Make Money Not Art.

Favorite poster: L’instant Taittinger (c. 1988) by an unknown designer

Rayyan Mikati

Favorite poster: 100 Seeds (1963) by Li Jiaba

Rayyan Mikati

LEAD EDUCATOR

Rayyan Mikati is a Lead Educator at Poster House. She received her BS in Visual Design: Applications to Organismal Biology from Northeastern University and is currently working towards her MA in Design History and Curatorial Studies at Parsons, The New School. Rayyan has worked in contemporary galleries, design museums, and in academia. Her research revolves around material culture and design of the Eastern Mediterranean and West Asia. When teaching, Rayyan loves to bring interdisciplinary perspectives to art-making and art history – which is one of the reasons she loves posters!

Favorite poster: 100 Seeds (1963) by Li Jiaba

Angelie Cesario

Favorite poster: The Dance of Death (c.1919) by an unknown designer

Angelie Cesario

EDUCATION PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

Angelie Cesario is the Education Coordinator at Poster House. She received her BA in Anthropology and History at Queens College before completing her MSc in Anthropology at Brunel University London. Angelie has worked in education at a number of museums including New-York Historical Society and the Mütter Museum. She has a special interest in education programming for the elderly community which led her to becoming a volunteer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art doing programs for visitors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Angelie’s goal is to make museum programming accessible to people of all ages.

Favorite poster: The Dance of Death (c.1919) by an unknown designer

Schuyler Schuler

Favorite poster: Tomato: Something Unusual Is Going on Here (1978) by Milton Glaser

Schuyler Schuler

SENIOR MANAGER OF EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Schuyler Schuler is the Senior Manager of Education Programs at Poster House, where she oversees programming and outreach for K-University students and teachers. With over a decade of experience in museum education, Schuyler has worked on a broad range of programming at both the New-York Historical Society and the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. Prior to joining Poster House, Schuyler managed, developed, and facilitated K-12 teacher programs at the New-York Historical Society for both local and national audiences. She was also a contributing writer of arts integration for the institution’s Women & the American Story curriculum, and managed the museum’s women’s history teacher ambassador program. Schuyler received her BA from Hampshire College in Studio Art and Art History.

Favorite poster: Tomato: Something Unusual Is Going on Here (1978) by Milton Glaser

Samantha Hirsch

Favorite poster: Wisconsin Cheese (2016) by Shine United, WI

Samantha Hirsch

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

Samantha Hirsch is the Director of Education at Poster House where she is responsible for the breadth of educational opportunities for families and students. Prior to joining Poster House, Samantha was Producer of Public Programming at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. She has also worked in development at UJA-Federation of New York and helped establish Early Childhood theatrical programming at Storahtelling. Samantha received her MSEd from the Graduate Program in Educational Theatre at the City College of New York.

Favorite poster: Wisconsin Cheese (2016) by Shine United, WI


Educator Memberships

Poster House is pleased to offer special Membership opportunities for educators. School ID required.

Educator Membership benefits

  • Free admission + 1 guest
  • Invitation to exhibition opening parties + 1 guest
  • 25% discount on 2+ private tours per exhibition cycle
  • 20% discount on any Poster House Teacher Professional Development Program
  • Valid for 1 year
  • Free museum admission + guest(s)
  • Kids under 18 are always free
  • Free access to all virtual programming
  • Free admission to all Members-only events & tours
  • 20% discount on all in-person, paid events
  • 10% discount in Shop & Café + seasonal promotions
  • Digital Membership card & welcome email (printed card available upon request)
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Poster House, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization; a portion of your contribution is tax-deductible.

For Membership questions, please contact membership@posterhouse.org.


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