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Members Tour

We Tried to Warn You! at Poster House

Wednesday, 10.18.23
Limited Members Event
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Members Only Event

Members are invited to join Rubin staff for a free docent-led tour of We Tried to Warn You! Environmental Crisis Posters, 1970–2020 at our neighbor museum, Poster House. This tour will be held offsite and will be limited to 25 members. Registration is required to attend. To register and for any questions, please email us at We hope to see you there!


Every poster in this exhibition is a failure—not in the sense that they failed in their intent of communicating a message, but rather that they were unsuccessful in modifying behavior.

These impactful images have relied heavily on a clear visual culture associated with most environmental messaging, creating a graphic sameness regardless of country or issue and drawing attention to distinct concerns. We Tried to Warn You! avoids these tropes, instead choosing to chart a global history of environmental activism through posters ranging in style from whimsical to apocalyptic.

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Registration is required to attend. Please email to register for this event.