Studio 54 and disco are like peanut butter and jelly: a legendary combination. This exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum showcases the iconic history of Studio 54, and the celebrity guests, performers and artists that frequented the club.
The exhibition is organised chronologically, providing deeper insight into New York's disco-era nightlife through photography, drawings, film footage, and even fashion. While the club was open for less than three years in its original form, its legacy has been everlasting – now it's your time to discover it.
Rose Hartman (American, born 1937). R. Couri Hay and Zandra Rhodes, Studio 54, 1977. Black and white photograph. Courtesy of the artist. © Rose Hartman
While the museum’s collection of artwork is impressive, there’s a lot more on offer. The Brooklyn Museum gathers artifacts from major ancient cultures, including Asian ceramics, pendants from the first Americans and furniture hailing from the height of European decadence.
While the Brooklyn Museum is able to boast an impressive collection of European art, where it truly shines is in its diversity. You'll be able to discover Native American art and paintings from colonial Spain, and a unique curation of feminist art in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center.
Floor by floor, the Brooklyn Museum unravels the world's artistic history, from Ancient Egypt through to early Chinese dynasties. Visitors will be able to see relics of the past, and admire statues from 3,000 years ago as well as ornamental furniture that was all the rage in the 18th century.
The museum's collection of art from the USA's days of rebellion through to the modern day adds even more depth to your visit, with colonial paintings and modern art as well as sculpture from the early 20th century on display.
If you want to explore some natural beauty after, the museum is located adjacent to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
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