Maurice Lynch Music: Salutes Pat Cleveland-Relive The Night Magic of Studio 54 @The Brooklyn Museum
Maurice Lynch Music Salutes: Legendary Super-Model and Icon-Pat Cleveland for Women’s History Month
Getting into Studio 54 was never easy. Now Covid-19’s assumed the role of bouncer and delayed the opening of the Brooklyn Museum of Art’s exhibition is now re-opened about the famous club. Pat Cleveland is prominently displayed on the Exhibition Poster and Larger than life outside of the Museum which is truly overwhelming. If you are in the New York Tri-State Area please see this exhibit…..Maurice Lynch
Studio 54: Night Magic goes behind the velvet rope and traces the radiant history, social politics, and trailblazing aesthetics of the most iconic nightclub of all time. Behind the velvet rope, partygoers of all backgrounds and lifestyles came together for nights of music and dance, socializing, and vivid spectacle.
Following the Vietnam War, and amid the nationwide Civil Rights Movement and fights for LGBTQ+ and women’s rights, people sought social and creative transformation as well as a sense of joyous celebration. In a nearly bankrupted New York City, low rents attracted a diversity of artists, fashion designers, writers, and musicians from across the country, catalyzing the invention of new art forms, including musical genres such as punk, hip-hop, and especially disco. In a rare societal shift, people from different sexual, sociopolitical, and financial strata intermingled in after-hours nightclubs. No place exemplified this more than Studio 54.
Organized chronologically, Studio 54: Night Magic showcases photography, fashion, drawing, and film, as well as never-before-exhibited costume illustrations, set proposals, and designs that illustrate the club’s innovative development and creation, while documentation of extravagant parties trace its thirty-three month rise and fall. The exhibition continues through the years after the nightclub’s closure, exhibiting the ongoing influence of Studio 54 aesthetics.