The New York Historical Society will be adding more than 70,000 square-feet to its historic building along Central Park’s Upper West Side. This five-story addition will include additional classrooms, galleries, study areas ~ and the the first museum in New York dedicated to LGBTQ+ history and culture, with an anticipated completion date near 2026.
The American LGBTQ+ Museum will be located within a 4,000 square foot gallery space and occupy a full floor. Exciting programming to include rotating exhibitions and a ‘virtual museum’ in addition to its permanent exhibitions.
Many of our beloved Museum’s, which have been closed for several months due to COVID-19, have risen to difficult challenges with free online viewing rooms, artist talks, workshops and educational experiences. The New York Historical Society will open its rear courtyard this summer to a COVID-19-related installation entitled, Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine.
A new documentary on Bill Cunningham aired on Amazon Prime this year (2020), shadowing the famed photographer on the streets of the city he loved, and in the iconic building where he lived much of his professional life ~ Carnegie Hall Studios ~ next door to another famed photographer, Editta Sherman.
Here, we take a look-back at Editta’s life and portrait work, which was on view at the New York Historical Society in a 2017 exhibition, The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherman