Theatrical by Design: A Century of The Shubert Organization’s Theatre Interiors, March 7- April 27, 2012. New York School of Interior Design. The Shubert Organization is America’s oldest professional theatre company and the largest theatre owner on Broadway. Since 1900, the company has operated hundreds of theatres and produced some 600 musicals, plays, and revues and championed stars from Sarah Bernhardt and Ethel Barrymore to Al Jolson and Carmen Miranda. This exhibition will showcase the sumptuous interiors of these venerable theatres with a selection of archival photographs and design documents that will allow viewers to revel in the theatres’ illustrious pasts and to share in the ones that have been gloriously restored. Curated by Reagan Fletcher, longtime archivist of The Shubert Archive. For more info visit NYSID website.
Reagan Fletcher: An Insider’s Guide to the Interiors of Shubert Theatres. Wednesday, March 28, 6pm, NYSID. Reagan Fletcher—longtime archivist of the Shubert Archive and co-author of The Shuberts Present: 100 Years of the American Theatre—will discuss the history of the Shubert Organization, as well as the interiors and restorations of various Shubert theatres. In conjunction with the exhibition Theatrical by Design: A Century of The Shubert Organization’s Theatre Interiors at NYSID.
“Joaquín Sorolla and the Glory of Spanish Dress”, Queen Sofía Spanish Institute, December 8, 2011–March 10, 2012. A seminal exhibition analyzing the rich history of Spain’s regional clothing styles through the monumental paintings of Valencian artist Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida(1863–1923). The exhibition will feature more than ten paintings and over thirty rare examples of men’s and women’s clothing and accessories. The exhibition was conceived by Oscar de la Renta and curated by André Leon Talley, editor of Vogue’s monthly column “Life with André.”
“International Art Jewelry, 1895-1925”, The Forbes Galleries, 62 Fifth Avenue, October 29, 2011 – March 17, 2012. The goal of this exhibition is to show both the enormous range of pieces made during this period as well as the relationship between the various art jewelry/design reform movements in many countries in the early 20th century. I had a glimpse at some of the objects that will be on display and all I can say is that it will be breathtaking. Curated by Elyse Zorn Karlin, who also curated the “Jewelers of the Hudson Valley” show at Forbes Galleries last spring.