Studio 54: Night Magic

Studio 54: Night Magic traces the radiant history, social politics, and trailblazing aesthetics of the most iconic nightclub of all time. Behind the velvet rope, party goers of all backgrounds and lifestyles could come together for nights of music, dazzling lights, and the popular song and dance “The Hustle.”

Organized chronologically, Studio 54: Night Magic uses photography, fashion, drawing, and film, as well as never-before-exhibited costume illustrations, set proposals, and designs, to place the nightclub within the wider history of New York, from Prohibition through the 1970s. Blueprints and architecture models illustrate the club’s innovative development and creation, while documentation of extravagant theme parties traces its thirty-three month run. The exhibition continues through the years after the nightclub’s closure, showing the ongoing influence of Studio 54 aesthetics.

Studio 54: Night Magic is curated and designed by Matthew Yokobosky, Senior Curator of Fashion and Material Culture, Brooklyn Museum.


Studio 54: Night Magic

Beginning March 13–July 5, 2020

Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052

Monday Closed

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday 11 am–6 pm

Thursday 11 am–10 pm

Friday 11 am–6 pm


Saturday 11 am–6 pm

Sunday 11 am–6 pm

(last entry at 4:30 pm)

Tickets Starting at $35 HERE



Hustle Party

March 19, 2020
6–9:30 pm


Get a taste of Studio 54 with a hustle dancing lesson and performances.

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