Hidden Bernstein

This event is part of the series Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture 

When: Thursday, February 23, 6:30pm
Price: $20 and up | $15 for members
Image credit: Leonard Bernstein in his apartment in New York, NY, between 1946 and 1948 by Ky via Flickr Creative Commons

A pioneering Broadway figure, Leonard Bernstein kept his homosexuality largely secret from the public and the press. Now, a new collection of letters from Bernstein’s personal archives provides a treasure trove of information on this complicated and enigmatic man. To view all of the programs in conjunction with Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture, click here.

Lea DeLaria, singer, comedian, and actress (“Big Boo” on Orange is the New Black
Mark Horowitz, Senior Music Specialist, The Library of Congress
Carol Oja, author of Bernstein Meets Broadway
Donald Albrecht, Curator, Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture   

Reception and exhibition viewing to follow. 

$25 for adults | $20 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $15 for Museum members. Includes Museum admission.

All ticket proceeds support programming at The Museum of the City of New York.

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Groups of 10 or more get discounts and priority seating, email or call us at programs@mcny.org or 917-492-3395.


The programs in our Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York series are co-presented by the Big Gay Mens' Organization NYC, the Bureau of General Services Queer Division, the Hetrick-Martin Institute, Irish Queers, the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Men of All Colors Together/NY, the Metropolitan Community Church of New York, the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the New York City Gay Men's Chorus, Oscar Wilde Tours, the Queens Center for Gay Seniors, the Queens Pride Lions, and SAGE.

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