PHOTO CALL: NYC Department of Education Launches Al Hirschfeld Project

News   PHOTO CALL: NYC Department of Education Launches Al Hirschfeld Project
The New York City Department of Education and The Al Hirschfeld Foundation launched The Al Hirschfeld Project March 13 at the famous artist's namesake Hirschfeld Theatre.

The Al Hirschfeld Project will allow public school educators (K-12) to explore the arts through the lines and shapes of the late artist Hirschfeld. "The Al Hirschfeld Project has been created to allow a new generation of New Yorkers access to Hirschfeld's work and discover how the use of line conveys the spirit of the arts," according to a release. "Through Hirschfeld's drawings, teachers of dance, music, theater and visual arts will educate students about the performing arts over the last century. A new generation can 'count the Ninas' as teachers weave the Blueprint-based resource into their classroom work."

Here are some photos from the launch event:

Louise Kerz Hirschfeld and Marian Seldes
Karen Ziemba and Marian Seldes Donald Saddler and Marge Champion
Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson Robert Osborne and Karen Ziemba
Karen Ziemba, Donald Saddler, Marge Champion, Louise Kerz Hirschfeld and Eli Wallach

All photos by Aubrey Reuben.

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