Backed by anonymous investors, Poster House will be “dedicated to presenting the impact, culture, and design of posters, both as historical documents and methods of contemporary visual communication,” according to the venture’s website. The rotation of posters on view will cater to all interests, from art to design, film, advertising, history, and beyond.
While the space won’t officially open until late 2018, Poster House will inaugurate their local presence with a pop-up show titled Gone Tomorrow on September 20, 2017. A curated selection of posters and other memorabilia will be on display for a month to honor the beloved New York City venues that have gone out of business, and events “that remain only in our memories and through ephemera,” Poster House’s website explains.
Poster House will operate within a former TekServe at 119 West 23rd Street in Chelsea. Following a multi-million-dollar restoration, the museum will be complete with galleries, a screening room, in-house conservation space, café, and gift shop.