Studio 54: Night Magic at Brooklyn Museum

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Studio 54: Night Magic at Brooklyn Museum

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Bianca Jagger atop a horse, Diana Ross in a bathtub and more—we return to the days of disco. 

From April 1977 to February 1980, Studio 54 was the hottest ticket in town, its founders, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, the city’s unsurpassable nightlife kings. This spring, the Brooklyn Museum take us back to the years when pleasure and freedom reigned at New York’s most infamous nightclub with an exhibition that integrates photography—including captures from legendary photographers Allan Tannenbaum and Rose Hartman—fashion, drawing, and film, as well as never-before-exhibited costume illustrations, set proposals, and designs. Here, we share a sneak preview of what to expect. 

Studio 54: Night Magic is on show at the Brooklyn Museum from March 13 – July 5. You can purchase tickets—here. 

Studio 54: Night Magic at Brooklyn Museum
Bianca Jagger celebrating her birthday, Studio 54, 1977. Courtesy of the artist. © Rose Hartman
Studio 54: Night Magic at Brooklyn Museum
Pat Cleveland on the dance floor during Halston's disco bash at Studio 54, 1977. Courtesy of the artist. © Guy Marineau; Iman, 1978. Courtesy of the artist. © Dustin Pittman
Studio 54: Night Magic at Brooklyn Museum
Stroke of Midnight at Studio 54, 1978–79. Courtesy of the artist. © Dustin Pittman
Studio 54: Night Magic at Brooklyn Museum
Fashion Maker's Show, Jerry Hall, May 23, 1978. Courtesy of the artist. © 2019 Allan Tannenbaum; Diana Ross, New Year's Eve, 1979. Courtesy of the artist. © Dustin Pittman
Studio 54: Night Magic at Brooklyn Museum
Alvin Ailey performance, opening night of Studio 54, April 26, 1977. Courtesy of Paul and Devon Caranicas. © The Estate and Archive of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos; Red Balloons, 1979. Courtesy of the artist. © Dustin Pittman
Studio 54: Night Magic at Brooklyn Museum
Francesco Scavullo and Tina Turner, Studio 54, 1977. Courtesy of the artist. © Rose Hartman

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