On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, Guild Hall has released a new book that reflects on the organization’s last nine decades in the community.
Titled “Guild Hall for All,” the book was written by Guild Hall Executive Director Andrea Grover and Helen Harrison, director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, and includes a foreword by Alec Baldwin, preface by Martin Cohen, contributions by Phyllis Braff and Bess Rattray, and design by Eileen Boxer.
When it was established in 1931, Guild Hall was one of the first multidisciplinary centers in the country to combine a museum, theater and education space under one roof. It was founded as a gathering place for community where an appreciation for the arts would serve to encourage greater civic participation.
“Guild Hall for All” documents the people and events that have shaped creative culture on the East End since 1931. The lists of artists who have shown in its galleries or whose work has graced its stage include Childe Hassam, Elaine and Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Arthur Miller, Jackson Pollock, Thornton Wilde and Tennessee Williams.
The book is $55. To purchase, visit guildhall.org.