Three Photography Shows
at Hudson River Museum, Fall ‘05
Crime and Glamour Captured in Silver Gelatin and on the Silver Screen
YONKERS, NY. JUNE, 28, 2005 — Three photography shows are slated for Fall 2005 at the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY. The shows open on October 1 and are on view through December 31, 2005.
Law & Order: Crime Scenes. Thirty starkly realistic images from the famed NBC TV Law & Order chronicle scenes from the series by the show’s official photographer, Jessica Burstein. The photographs are displayed alongside actual Law & Order props and marked scripts. The exhibition, which includes a memorial to actor Jerry Orbach, the show’s star detective Lennie Briscoe, was organized by George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film. Burstein’s photographs test your perception of reality and illusion, contrasting the veracity of the show’s crime scenes with the creativity that continues to produce them.
Hurrell’s Men. George Hurrell captured cinema’s stars in sensuous, sophisticated and stylized photographs that show both the iconic qualities of Hollywood ’s leading men and their personal, vulnerable selves. Hurrell’s portraits of men incorporate a raw energy not readily apparent in his images of women. From the androgynous perfection of Ramon Navarro to the brutish bulk of Wallace Beery, the tailored elegance of Robert Montgomery or the classic profile of John Barrymore, Hurell’s Men exude an unmistakable masculine energy balanced by the perfection of the surface. The exhibition, organized by the Sheldon Art Galleries , St. Louis with photographs courtesy of The Bancho Barnes Trust Estate Archive, also includes portraits of David Soul, Johnny Weismuller, Melvyn Douglas, Gary Cooper, Jimmy Durante, Paul McCartney, Douglas Fairbanks and others.
Silver Screen Silents: Film Stills from the Collection
Photographs of scenes shot on California film sets before 1920, from the Hudson River Museum collection, will be on view from October 1 through December 31, 2005 . The films, some produced by the famous American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, feature silent era stars Ivan Christie, Walter Coyle, Joseph McDermott and Marie Malatesta.
The Hudson River Museum is located at 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY.
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday from 12-5 pm. Friday, 12-8 pm.
Museum: $5 adults, $3 seniors and children 4-12. Children under 4 free. Members $3.
Information: 914.963.4550 www.hrm.org. On Fridays 5-8 pm admission to galleries and the planetarium free.