Memories of Al Hirschfeld
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Louise Kerz Hirschfeld, Robert Osborne, Harold Prince, Frank Rich (moderator)
Thu, May 28th, 2015 | 6:30 pm
(Members $20)

Note: This event is sold out



For nine decades, Al Hirschfeld immortalized celebrities and Broadway personalities with his iconic linear calligraphic portraits, establishing himself as one of the most important contemporary artists. Explore the caricaturist’s life and legacy through his art, career, and personal relations. This program is presented in conjunction with the New-York Historical exhibition The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld.

Louise Kerz Hirschfeld serves as President of The Al Hirschfeld Foundation, which supervises exhibitions, publications, and programs regarding her late husband, including the New-York Historical’s exhibition The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld. Robert Osborne is the primetime host and anchor of Turner Classic Movies television network. Harold Prince is a 21-time Tony Award-winning theatrical director and producer, best known for his work in West Side Story, The Phantom of the Opera, and Fiddler on the Roof. Frank Rich (moderator) is Writer-at-Large for New York Magazine, where he writes essays on politics and culture, and a creative consultant for HBO, where he is an Executive Producer of Veep.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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