In March 2015, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will unveil a new free multimedia exhibition exploring the life and career of Frank Sinatra. Curated by the GRAMMY Museum of Los Angeles in collaboration with The Library for the Performing Arts and the Sinatra Family, Sinatra: An American Icon, which is the official exhibition of the 2015 Frank Sinatra Centennial, tells the story of a master singer, performer, recording artist, and actor. The exhibition will be on display in the Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts located in Lincoln Center from March 4 through September 4, 2015.
Sinatra: An American Icon is presented in cooperation with the Sinatra Family and Frank Sinatra Enterprises, and will feature many artifacts from the Sinatra Family’s personal collection. The exhibition will include rare concert and interview footage, personal correspondence, private photos, awards, and other memorabilia, as well as music and film documents from the Library. In conjunction with the exhibition, The Library for the Performing Arts will also offer a variety of Sinatra-related public programs and film screenings.
The exhibition's New York debut is presented by The GRAMMY Museum and The Library for the Performing Arts in association with Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven.
Following its premiere at The Library for the Performing Arts, the exhibition will travel to The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, and other U.S. destinations.
Throughout 2015, the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth will be celebrated around the world with commemorative centennial events, exhibitions, and new music and film releases.Sinatra: An American Icon at The Library for the Performing Arts is made possible through the generosity of Lewis B. Cullman and Louise Kerz Hirschfeld. This traveling exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Jack Daniels Sinatra Select®.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges the leadership support of Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman. Additional support for exhibitions has been provided by Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg and the Miriam and Harold Steinberg Foundation.