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Untitled, Hudson River, 1938. © George Daniell Estate. Read about the new museum below.
The new George Daniell Museum will open in South Beach, Florida on April 3, in conjunction with Miami Beach Pride events. It will feature the full collection of prominent American photographer and artist George Daniell, a gay man who worked for Time, Life and Esquire magazines, and who captured the images of many celebrities (Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Lena Horne, Georgia O'Keefe, etc). Many of the photographs also feature his more personal photographs, which bring a homoerotic sensibility to his work. This is the first time the entirety of his collection will be available for public view.
Although George Daniell's photographs and art have been seen in some of the world's foremost museums (New York's Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery in Washington DC, etc.), the collection was recently unearthed by his estate and reborn into the public consciousness through the German organization Zentraldepot.
"The new George Daniell Museum will be of great interest to both LGBTQ and mainstream communities, to see the both the glamour and grit of yesteryear, with a strong dose of homoeroticism," said Helmut Schuster, Director of the George Daniell Museum. "We are thrilled that the public will finally be able to see these images in their entirety."
The new George Daniell Museum features photographs, paintings and aquarelles from throughout the artist's life and covers the years 1920-1991.
The grand opening of the George Daniell Museum will take place as part of Miami Beach Pride Week in partnership with WEAM. The grand opening celebration is open to the public. It will take place on Wednesday, April 3rd starting at 6 p.m. The grand opening will feature music by DJ's Andres Aguirre and Mayra Jaimes, an open bar, food and access to the museum galleries. The event is free to attend.
In addition to the new museum, there will be a George Daniell pop-up shop that will offer first access to limited edition photography prints and books by the artist.
The Wilzig Museum Building, WEAM, and the George Daniell Museum and pop-up shop are all located at 1205 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach, Florida.