In Praise of Jack Beeson: A Centennial Exhibition

We celebrate the centennial of the birth of Jack Beeson, born on July 15, 1921. Jack’s story is a very New York story. While he was born in Indiana, at the age of 12 he was inspired by the Saturday afternoon live Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts to decide to become an opera composer. His 2010 […]

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In Service to the New Nation: The Life and Legacy of John Jay

As part of Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library’s celebration of the completion of the seven volume Selected Papers of John Jay publication project, the physical exhibition “In Service to the New Nation: The Life & Legacy of John Jay” sheds light on the different aspects of John Jay’s personal and public life. Drawing […]

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