“We Tried to Warn You! Environmental Crisis Posters, 1970–2020”

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Angelina Lippert ’07 has invited us to return to Poster House for an SCC NYC members-only private tour of its current exhibit “We Tried to Warn you! Environmental Crisis Posters, 1970 – 2020”. The tour will be led by the show’s curator, Tim Medland.



Every poster in this exhibition is a failure—not in the sense that they failed in their graphic intent of communicating a message, but rather that they failed to successfully modify behavior. 

Almost all of the environmental issues showcased in these posters remain or have worsened.  


Nevertheless, these impactful images have shaped the bounds of public debate on environmental issues, drawing attention to distinct and particular concerns. 


This exhibition charts a global history of environmental activism through posters, ranging in style from whimsical to apocalyptic.




For more details about the exhibit, visit the exhibition web page here

Read The New York Times article on the exhibit here






“We Tried to Warn You! Environmental Crisis Posters, 1970–2020”

When: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 I 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Poster House, 119 West 23rd Street, NY, NY 10011

Attendance: Limited to 40 (SCC NYC members-only)

Cost:  $0




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For questions, contact events@smithclubnyc.com


6:00PM - 7:00PM Wed 21 Feb 2024, Eastern timezone


Poster House
119 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

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