November 6, 2013 -- It will be 50 years ago next year that The Beatles touched down at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City, forever changing American music, history and culture. To mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic band’s arrival in the United States – and the launch of “Beatlemania” – The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, California are presenting Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!, a free multimedia exhibition.
The exhibition – a traveling show that will debut at the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center – will focus on the early years of The Beatles in the U.S., and the tremendous impact that the Fab Four had on American society. On display will be original Beatles materials including memorabilia, records, photographs, tour artifacts, videos, and more.
Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles! will open February 6, 2014 (the day before the anniversary of the band’s arrival) and will run through May 10, 2014. It will be on display in the Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, located at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza.
About The New York Public Library For The Performing Arts
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts houses one of the world’s most extensive combination of circulating, reference, and rare archival collections in its field. These materials are available free of charge, along with a wide range of special programs, including exhibitions, seminars, and performances. An essential resource for everyone with an interest in the arts — whether professional or amateur — the Library is known particularly for its prodigious collections of non-book materials such as historic recordings, videotapes, autograph manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, stage designs, press clippings, programs, posters and photographs. The Library is part of The New York Public Library system, which has 90 locations in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island, and is a lead provider of free education for all.
About The GRAMMY Museum
Paying tribute to music's rich cultural history, this one-of-a-kind, 21st-century Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music — the GRAMMY Award. The GRAMMY Museum features 30,000 square feet of interactive and multimedia exhibits located within L.A. LIVE, the downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential district. Through thought-provoking and dynamic public and educational programs and exhibits, guests can experience music from a never-before-seen insider perspective that only The GRAMMY Museum can deliver.