Studio 54 looms so large in the cultural imagination that it’s hard to believe it was open only from 1977 to 1980.
What made the night club so unforgettable? As Fran Lebowitz (above, in a portrait by Richard Bernstein for
the September, 1981, issue of Interview) once recalled, “It was very sexy—it was still before AIDS—and there
were a lot of cute people there, and it was filled with sexual intent, which I think is very important to a suc-
cessful night.” Starting on March 13, the Brooklyn Museum revisits the legend in “Studio 54: Night Magic.”
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