Thanksgiving Hours

The Museum will close early at 3 pm on Wednesday, November 22, and will be closed all day on Thursday, November 23. The Museum will be open on Friday, November 24, 10 am to 8 pm. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Editta Sherman’s Long Reign as ‘The Duchess of Carnegie Hall’

Publisher: 
New York Times
Date: 
August 17, 2017
In the show The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherman opening Friday at the New-York Historical Society, royalty photographs royalty, and everyone looks grand. The subjects facing the camera included some of the pop culture sovereigns of the day, the 1940s and ’50s: Carl Sandburg, Tyrone Power, Leopold Stokowski. The person behind the lens was, though more discreetly crowned, no less lofty a luminary, as she probably would have been the first to say. And hundreds of people over the years — including contemporary figures like Tilda Swinton — found their way to her, many to sit in front of the commandingly monumental 1930s camera that, she said, had been her father’s. Read more…
Creative: Tronvig Group