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College Night Series

ABOUT

Poster House hosts a series of events for college and graduate students to explore opportunities in the world of art and design.

So many different fields and professions go into building and running a museum, but often that work is hidden or unseen. Our lecture series features three museum professionals speaking back-to-back about their roles and how they ended up in their line of work. Each evening is designed to introduce students to the diverse skills that go into the making of a museum. After sharing these experiences, Poster House leads students in professional development sessions that help prepare them to apply for a museum internship or other job in the field, including on-site headshots, resumé reviews, interview preparation and 1:1 mentoring.

In addition to professional programming, Poster House hosts many fun, enriching events for students, including museum parties and exhibition-focused film screenings.

 

ONLINE

As colleges & universities closed in-person facilities and moved to virtual learning sessions in response to COVID-19, Poster House has followed suit. Our museum will continue to be a place of support and community building for our student members, and the student community we have been serving so far this year. 

We will continue to provide learning opportunities and professional development to students in order to prepare for internships and jobs in the near future. We will host digital panels and distance support, and we are opening up our lectures to any student who is interested in joining via Video Conference.

 

EVENTS

Watch our previous lecture recordings:
Museum Mechanics
Promoting & Products

Learn more about our upcoming virtual lecture:

Curation & Design
Hear from legendary design scholar Steven Heller, our Chief Curator, our Design Director, and work with our staff to find your perfect museum job!

Free registration.

Speed Mentoring
Bring your resumé and best elevator pitch, and engage in a round of micro interviews with department heads at Poster House!

Reserve your time with Poster House staff online.

Online Watch Party & Director Talkback: Helvetica
Wish you could see our The Swiss Grid show in person? Aching for more design content? Look no further! Join our virtual watch party and learn all about the birth of Helvetica, the 20th century’s most famous typeface. Tune in before the screening to hear from Director Gary Hustwit, and ask him live questions during the film. 

Free registration.

 

MEMBERSHIP

Like your time with us? Great! We offer $35 Student Memberships which provide you free access to live events, as well as museum access +1, throughout the year! Plus, receive discounts, exclusive member hours, and VIP invites.

Discover the perks of membership at Poster House.

 

INTERNSHIPS

Poster House seeks qualified interns to assist with a variety of projects this summer at the museum. To learn more and begin your application, visit our Jobs page. For any questions, please contact internship@posterhouse.org.

 

Kids & Families

Families: kids under the age of 18 are admitted free of charge.

Poster House has exhibitions and interactives designed for families with children of all ages.

A scavenger hunt ensures you see everything the museum has to offer, and participants can pick up a cool prize in the Shop.

Each exhibition is accompanied by an Activity Card, available at the INFO desk or inside each exhibition free of charge. Activities are developed with visitors ages 4–10 in mind.

Strollers are welcome at Poster House and in the galleries. Unfortunately we cannot store strollers unless offered as part of a specific event.

Poster House hosts a Free Museum Day one Saturday per exhibition, with drop-in programs for families from 11am–1pm. The next Free Museum Day is on Saturday November 23, 2019.

Be sure to join our mailing list to be the first to know about special programs for families at Poster House.

School Groups

Poster House offers guided gallery tours and studio workshops for high school and college students, exploring the intersection of history, design, art, and advertising.

Our programs encourage students’ visual literacy and creative thinking skills, meet classroom goals, and create unforgettable museum experiences.

Poster House’s educational programming is led by master teaching artists, and groups are scheduled one class at a time. Tours are available all day, including between 9–11am, prior to the museum’s public hours. Pre-opening tours provide unique access to New York’s newest museum.

Poster House creates all of its educational programming with state and city standards in mind, and supports class curricula. Please contact us to organize any requirements for students with special needs.

To learn more about our current offerings and book a field trip, please visit our Explorable Places.

Poster House cannot accommodate self-guided school group tours.

To discuss programming in development, or custom programming contact our Education Department at education@posterhouse.org.

 

Rene Wanner Library

Poster House is the new site of the Rene Wanner Library. Wanner was a prolific Swiss poster collector and poster historian, who began amassing pieces in the late 1970s with an eye towards documenting the continued appreciation and development of posters. His incredible 3,000 volume library on posters and related subjects was donated to Poster House by the Wanner family in 2018.

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