“Bill Cunningham Was There” with John Kurdewan and Steven Stolman

When: Monday, March 7, 2022, 6:30pm
Price: General Admission $20 | Members $15
Cover of the book "Bill Cunningham was there"
Courtesy of John Kurdewan and Steven Stolman

Nearly two years ago, John Kurdewan and Steven Stolman began their conversation about “Working for Bill” at the Museum of the City of New York. That conversation ultimately turned into the book, Bill Cunningham Was There (Rizzoli, 2021). Join us in-person for coauthors' first NYC presentation and signing of their book chronicling the singular Cunningham, "who turned fashion photography into his own branch of cultural anthropology on the streets of New York." (NYT). 

The lecture and slide presentation will be followed by a book signing and reception. 

This program accompanies our new series Capturing the Changing City. 

Event Timeline:
6:30 pm - Conversation begins (Ronay Menschel Hall)
7:30 pm - Book signing and reception (Rotunda)
8:30 pm - Event ends. Museum closes

About the Speakers: 
John Kurdewan
is a production artist at The New York Times and was a friend of Bill Cunningham. Kurdewan worked closely with Cunningham for more than 20 years as his right-hand man to design his "On the Street" and "Evening Hours" pages for the Sunday Times. 

Steven Stolman is a designer, author, and observer of all things stylish. Stolman developed his own collection of resort wear before serving as president of the textile house Scalamandre. Now, Stolman is an author, lecturer, and brand strategist for businesses in the design and decor space. 

Event Logistics (subject to change based on NYC regulations)

  • Proof of vaccination is required for entry (everyone over the age of 5), so please plan ahead! Excelsior Pass is accepted for those vaccinated in NYS. 
  • Masks will be required.
  • For more information about the Museum’s COVID Guidelines, please check our "Plan Your Visit" page.
  • All sales are final; refunds not permitted. Exchanges and credit for future programs only. Programs and dates may be subject to change. The Museum of the City of New York reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers and/or those who do not provide requested Covid-19 documentation.  

General Admission $20 | Members $15 

Members: To receive your discount, click on the "Register" button above, then sign in to your account on the ticketing page.

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