On January 16, the New-York Historical Society will open Freedom Journey 1965: Stephen Somerstein Photographs from Selma to Montgomery. This exhibit features the stunning and historic photographs of Stephen Somerstein, documenting the Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights March in January 1965. We spoke to Mr. Somerstein about traveling to the march, the art of photography, and being present at a history-changing event.
What were your initial thoughts when you first became aware of the march?
I was editor of MAIN EVENTS, one...Read More
New York has long been a food capital, from the upscale kitchens of our finest restaurants to the bagels and sausages on the street corners. But as anyone whose walked around Brooklyn has figured out, the next chapter of New York's food history has everything to do with the local, "artisanal" food scene that is making its mark on the city. From the rise of greenmarkets and food fairs to the focus on seasonal ingredients,...Read More
Written by Debra Schmidt Bach, Curator of Decorative Arts
The New-York Historical Society recently acquired a pair of custom-made boots created for actor Kevin Smith Kirkwood for his role in the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots, which tells the story of Charlie Price, a young Englishman who inherits his family’s failing shoe factory. While trying to save the business, Charlie creates a pair of flashy boots for a local cross-dressing entertainer, Lola. The boots become an...Read More
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