Curated by architectural historian
Craig Morrison, the exhibition paints a portrait of
Brooklyn's thriving theatre scene from the late 19th
century through the first half of the 20th -- a
time when the biggest stage and screen stars made Brooklyn
theatres a major stop on their pre- and post-Broadway tours.
The exhibition includes panels displaying images of historic
theatres, playbills, programs, production photographs, and
artifacts of Brooklyn 's
colorful theatrical history.
Founded in 2003,
Theatre Museum is
first and only chartered, non-profit museum dedicated to the
history of theatre.
The Museum's programs include community outreach, education
programs and the annual
Theatre Museum Awards
for Excellence Ceremony. The museum's primary mission is to
preserve, protect and perpetuate the legacy of theatre
through innovative programming. It currently functions as a
museum-at-large while looking for permanent gallery space.
To learn more about the Theatre Museum, please visit
Directions: LIU Brooklyn Campus is
located at One University Plaza, at the corner of Flatbush and
Avenues in downtown
Brooklyn. By subway, take the B, M, Q, or R to
or 2, 3, 4, 5 to
The Resnick Gallery is on the third floor of the Library Learning Center.
For more information contact Nancy
Grove, gallery director, LIU Brooklyn Campus at: