It is often challenging to find information on artists who work behind the scenes, especially if they were active 100 years ago. Cora MacGeachy, a costume designer and songwriter in the early 20th century, is an example of one such behind-the-scenes artist.
Valentina Schlee and Vera Maxwell, two of the mid-20th century's defining designers, extolled the merits of a minimalist wardrobe. They created looks that buoyed the nation’s women through the WWII period of L-85 governmental restrictions without feeling deprived.
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!