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City Reliquary Member Tour: “We Tried to Warn You! Environmental Crisis Posters, 1970–2020” at Poster House

Tuesday, October 24, at 6 p.m.
Open to all City Reliquary members

City Reliquary Members are invited to a tour of We Tried to Warn You! Environmental Crisis Posters, 1970–2020 at Poster House led by exhibiton curator Tim Medland. Poster House is located at 119 W. 23rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues.

Not a City Reliquary member? Join today and email [email protected] to request the tour registration link.

This show charts a global history of environmental activism through posters, ranging in style from whimsical to apocalyptic. Works on display include designs by Milton Glaser, Peter Max, and Robert Rauschenberg.

Almost all of the environmental issues showcased in these posters remain or have worsened. Nevertheless, these images have shaped public debates on environmental issues, drawing attention to distinct and particular concerns.

More details about the show may be found at

Tim Medland is an independent curator who focuses on the history of visual and material culture. He holds an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester, with a concentration in socially engaged practice. His research interests include environmental activism and sustainability, and the histories of transport, propaganda, colonialism, and migration.

About Poster House

Poster House is dedicated to presenting the impact, culture, and design of posters, both as historical documents and methods of contemporary visual communication.

Through temporary exhibitions, a growing permanent collection, and educational events, Poster House explores the enormous impact of posters on society and culture, and how they have been adapted to contemporary use. As the first poster museum in the United States, Poster House provides a space for inquiry for all those interested in design, advertising, and public interventions, with an aim to improve design literacy among the general public.