Brooklyn Museum Relives Studio 54 Disco Days in Upcoming Exhibit

It was 1977 when Ian Schrager and his Syracuse University classmate Steve Rubell opened Studio 54, the iconic New York nightclub. Three years later, it shuttered. But its impact, with such regulars as Cher and Diane von Furstenberg, perfor­mances by Donna Summer, and its embodiment of sexual, gender, and creative liberation, lives on—and is even quite relevant today. “Studio 54: Night Magic,” at the Brooklyn Museum from March 13 to July 5, examines all this through disco-inspired sets peppered with some 650 objects, including photographs by Guy Marineau and Dustin Pittman, an Yves Saint Laurent sketch, and an Andy Warhol acrylic and silkscreen, some donated by Schrager himself.

Photography courtesy of Dustin Pittman.
Photography courtesy of Fondation Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent, Paris.
Photography courtesy of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, inc./licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Photography courtesy of Guy Marineau/WWD/Shutterstock.

> See more from the March 2020 issue of Interior Design

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