by Jessica Allen, 02/06/2013
Let There Be Neon. Photo: Gary Rosenbaum/Jeff Friedman
Museums and Galleries
A mecca for graphic designers, historians, style mavens and the typographically curious, the Poster Museum is run out of Philip Williams Posters and purports to be the largest gallery of vintage posters in the world. Founded in 1973, Philip Williams Posters sells ads, magazines, sheet music, film stills, maps, religious iconography, prints and posters from the 1870s to now. On-site framing is available too. Let There Be Neon allows for another type of museum-going experience, wandering around its historical artifacts and contemporary creations, all in neon. For more than 40 years, this working studio has designed neon signs, imagery and lighting for stores, extravaganzas like the Victoria Secret Fashion Show and art galleries. Among its many initiatives, apexart presents opportunities for independent curators to organize shows, puts on events for the public, sponsors artist residencies, funds art shows outside of New York City and publishes books and catalogs. Its Unsolicited Proposal Program allows anyone anywhere to submit a proposal for an exhibition in its TriBeCa gallery, which helps bring eclecticism and diversity to the contemporary art world.