In the development stage of most exhibitions, there are a few images or artifacts that inspire the team. It can be something that impacts the design or structure—a color that sets a mood or a typeface that defines a period.
For me, it is usually an artifact that inhabits the theme of the exhibition. So, in starting to blog about artifacts, I wanted to start with one of those pieces. It defined the theme and set one end of a chronological span.
This rondel was on the cover of the program for the Hammerstein Roof Garden, on top of the Victoria Theater at 42nd Street and Broadway. That alone puts it in the center of the performing arts universe. It served as one of Read More ›