On view through October 31, 2005
Steeped in history, The New Yorker seems eternally new. First published in 1925, the magazine developed its distinctive look and role as the interpreter of all things New York by showcasing the art of America’s most gifted visual commentators, from Peter Arno, Saul Steinberg and William Steig to Edward Sorel, Steve Brodner and Roz Chast. Artists of unsurpassed brilliance have commented upon a changing world in pictures – revealing the look, the feel, the manners and the morals of the passing scene as it unfolds before us.
The Art of The New Yorker: Eighty Years in the Vanguard honors the 80th anniversary of this outstanding showcase for illustrators with an exhibition focusing on the literary institution’s colorful history and the evolution of the artistic commentary on its covers and pages. Imagery inspired by the compelling events of the 21st century will be explored.