Bill Cunningham Exhibition

The New-York Historical Society

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Celebrating Bill Cunningham marks the New-York Historical Society’s recent acquisition of objects, personal correspondence, ephemera, and photographs that reflect the life and work of Bill Cunningham. One of the late 20th century’s most influential trend-spotters and style authorities, the legendary New York Times journalist and photographer was frequently spied on the city’s streets, at fashion shows, and elegant soirées capturing images of New York’s fashion innovators and cultural glitterati.

Among the highlights of Celebrating Bill Cunningham are a bicycle that he rode around the city; his first camera, an Olympus Pen-D, 35mm; signature blue jacket; personal photographs of Cunningham at home and with friends; correspondence, including a few of the hand-made Valentines he frequently sent to friends; and a New York City street sign, “Bill Cunningham Corner,” that was temporarily installed at 5th Avenue and 57th Street in his honor, following his death. Soon after he arrived in New York, Cunningham worked as a milliner, and items on view from his millinery line, William J., include an innovative beach hat, along with other hats and fascinators; and a press release written for the William J. spring 1960 millinery show. Also on display are selections from Cunningham’s Facades, his eight-year photographic project documenting New York City’s architectural and fashion history, which was shown at the Museum in 2014.

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Schedule

from June 08, 2018 to September 09, 2018

Artist(s)

Bill Cunningham

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.

Access

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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