The New-York Historical Society is hosting the talk, titled "Memories of Al Hirschfeld," also featuring Al Hirschfeld Foundation president Louise Kerz Hirschfeld and Robert Osborne of The Hollywood Reporter and Turner Classic Movies.
They will meet at the Historical Society's headquarters, 170 Central Park West, to discuss the life and legacy of Hirschfeld through his art, career and personal relationships. During a career that lasted from the 1920s through the turn of the 21st century, Hirschfeld (1903-2003), captured Broadway performances with his signature looping style in ink drawings filled with hidden examples of his daughter's name, Nina.
For tickets and information, visit Nyhistory.org.
The talk is being held in connection with "The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld," an exhibition that opened at the The New-York Historical Society May 20. Sigourney Weaver, Jane Powell, Tommy Tune, Richard Kind and many others were on hand for the event. The opening reception celebrated the first major retrospective of the acclaimed portraitist, who immortalized celebrities and Broadway productions with his iconic drawings for nine decades. On view through Oct. 12, "The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld" features over 100 original drawings from the artist's early work for Hollywood studios to his last drawings for the New York Times. Highlights include classic portraits of Charlie Chaplin, Carol Channing, Ella Fitzgerald, Jane Fonda, and Ringo Starr, as well as cast drawings from such landmark productions as Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story and The Glass Menagerie.