Last year, the Museum announced a new project to digitize, catalog, and make available the scripts, scores, and sheet music of George M. Cohan. The Museum is excited to announce that the first group of material is now available online. Check it out!
Oh, what a beautiful opening night for Oklahoma!, the first musical from composer-lyrist team Rodgers & Hammerstein. To celebrate its 75th birthday, we delve into the history of the legendary musical with objects from our Theater Collection.
One of the challenges in creating history exhibitions is bringing the voices of its featured personalities to life. Gay Gotham curators Stephen Vider and Donald Albrecht found a unique way to do that by working with actors to perform readings of the works of Richard Bruce Nugent and Mercedes de Acosta, featured on audio stations in the exhibition.
Peer inside the Stettheimer Dollhouse at the Museum of the City of New York, and you’ll find a host of tiny works of art. Many of these works have the stamp of renowned artists of the 1920s, but curators are still tracing down the inspiration for others. Recently, Bruce Weber discovered the source for one in a life-size gallery upstate.