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Featured: Robert Wilson/Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach Exhibition (NYC)

Featured: Robert Wilson/Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach Exhibition (NYC)

July 13, – November 4, 2012
The Morgan Library and Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Robert Wilson, “Einstein on the Beach” 1976 storyboard drawings, graphite on paper, 9 3/4 x 9, leaf 7 of 13

Reuniting the score and designs from Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s Einstein on the Beach, this exhibition focuses on the opera’s premiere performances in 1976. Visitors will enter a gallery awash in blue light where they will encounter Glass’s entire never-before-displayed autograph manuscript, as well as Wilson’s storyboard, thirteen leaves encompassing 113 scene designs. Footage from the New York rehearsal, and 1976 productions in Paris and Brussels will run continuously in the gallery; the documentary “Einstein on the Beach: The Changing Image of Opera,” about the 1984 production at BAM, will be screened in the Morgan’s Gilder Lehrman Hall throughout the exhibition.
This exhibition is made possible by the Charles E. Pierce, Jr. Fund for Exhibitions.


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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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