​Museum and Library Hour Changes

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

New York Times
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