Join us for two exciting programs introducing How Posters Work exhibition!

3-5pm: Graphic Design Open Studio
Tired of knitting? Bored after brunch? Yearning to create the ultimate modernist Mother’s Day card? Cooper Hewitt invites you to celebrate the opening of our exhibition How Posters Work with hands-on design activities in our ground-floor Design Studio. Come print, make, and deconstruct, and then join us for a lively panel discussion about understanding posters. Visiting designers include Rianne Petter, René Put, Katie Evans, and Globe Collection and Press at MICA. Activities appropriate for designers of all ages, 8 and up.

5-6:30pm: Curator’s Talk: How Posters Work
Cooper Hewitt curator Ellen Lupton and guests will talk about how to look at posters as visual language. What does it mean to take graphic design out of context and put it in a museum? How Posters Work uses posters to explore principles of visual thinking and storytelling. Dutch designers Rianne Petter and René Put will talk about their own experimental dissection of design language, Poster No. 524: Exploring the Contemporary Poster.

Public programs for How Posters Work are supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.