‘Lincoln Center: Celebrating 50 Years’

Exhibition Design

Design for an exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the performing arts center.  

In the five decades since it broke ground in 1959, Lincoln Center has become a model for cultural centers in cities around the world, a home to 12 constituent organizations that host 5 million visitors annually and reach millions more through broadcasts, programs, productions and educational activities. To commemorate Lincoln Center's amazing half century, Pentagram has designed Lincoln Center: Celebrating 50 Years, a major exhibition that focuses on the evolution and influence of this remarkable institution. The show was presented at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Oenslager Gallery on Lincoln Center's North Plaza.

The exhibition was developed in collaboration with curator Thomas Mellins and includes an extensive collection of some 400 historic and contemporary objects including photographs, ephemera, costumes, set pieces and props. The show includes special areas for the viewing of films about the building of the center and video recordings of performances.

Pentagram has designed identities for several of Lincoln Center's resident organizations, including The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

New York
Michael Gericke
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