Editta Sherman “The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs”

The New-York Historical Society

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Art was a business and a calling for photographer Editta Sherman (1913-2013). After her husband’s death in 1954, she worked tirelessly to maintain the portrait photography business that they had established. Working—and living—in one of the artist studios above Carnegie Hall for more than 60 years, Sherman charmed her celebrity clients with a vivacity and warmth that was reflected in the portraits of her subjects. Her creativity carried over to other avenues, serving as the historically clad muse to photographer Bill Cunningham in his Facades project and performing “The Dying Swan” ballet for Andy Warhol, among other projects.

Recently donated to New-York Historical by several of her children and grandchildren, 60 selections from the Editta Sherman archive will be on view in the Joyce B. Cowin Women’s History Gallery, showcasing Sherman’s signature style as she photographed luminaries such as A Tree Grows in Brooklyn author Betty Smith, actor Yul Brynner, playwright Lillian Hellman, and many others. The exhibition is curated by Marilyn Satin Kushner, curator and head, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections. Studio 1208: Camera Studies by Editta Sherman is available for purchase at the NYHistory Store.

Support for Editta Sherman is provided by the family of Editta Sherman. Exhibitions at the New-York Historical Society are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Schedule

from August 18, 2017 to October 15, 2017

Website

https://www.nyhistory.org (venue's website)

Fee

Adults: $12, Seniors and Educators: $9, Members; Students: $7, Children under 12(accompanied by adults) and on Fridays from 6 pm to 8 pm: Free

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
sundays opening at 11:00, sundays closing at 17:45, fridays closing at 20:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on selected holiday Mondays and Mondays during special exhibitions for school and adult groups.

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Address: 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212-873-3400

Between 76th and 77th Street. Subway: B or C to 81st Street.

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