Brooklyn Museum Relives Studio 54 Disco Days in Upcoming Exhibit
It was 1977 when Ian Schrager and his Syracuse University classmate Steve Rubell opened Studio 54, the iconic New York nightclub. Three years later, it shuttered. But its impact, with such regulars as Cher and Diane von Furstenberg, performances by Donna Summer, and its embodiment of sexual, gender, and creative liberation, lives on—and is even quite relevant today. “Studio 54: Night Magic,” at the Brooklyn Museum from March 13 to July 5, examines all this through disco-inspired sets peppered with some 650 objects, including photographs by Guy Marineau and Dustin Pittman, an Yves Saint Laurent sketch, and an Andy Warhol acrylic and silkscreen, some donated by Schrager himself.