Few, if any, stage designers have had the impact of Jo Mielziner, who designed the sets for the original productions of Death of a Salesman, A Streetcar Named Desire, Carousel, and South Pacific, among many others. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts recently added two private collections of Mielziner’s work to their already-extensive holdings, and the newly-acquired works are now on display at the library’s Lincoln Center location. Assistant Curator Annemarie van Roessel joins us to talk about Mielziner’s work, as well as what a curator in a performing arts archive does.
- Read Annemarie’s article about the new Mielziner material in BroadwayWorld.
- If you’re interested in seeing more of the NYPL’s Mielziner material, consult their finding aids for his papers and designs.
- Explore the New York Public Library’s holdings, including performing arts material such as the Caffe Cino collection that Annemarie mentions in the interview, through their digital collections portal.