Feb 26, 2024
The Al Hirschfeld Foundation Welcomes 3 New Board Members
“We are delighted that our board is getting both bigger and better.”

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation has announced three new members of the board: Jim ErlickEmily McGill and Edwin Schloss. Erlick, McGill and Schloss join current Al Hirschfeld Foundation board members Robert BaderLawrence BenensonValerie Kempner and president Lynn Surry.

Jim Erlick, founder of The Erlick Group which conceives and brokers disruptive sponsorships and promotions on a national, regional and local basis with distinctive entertainment properties in theatre, music, film, family and venues for the past 30 years. He is a seasoned marketing executive with 14 years prior experience in the financial services, packaged goods and beverage alcohol industries at American Express, General Foods and Seagram Wine Company. For the past seven years he has been working with the Foundation on a variety of projects including the very popular partnership with Broadway Cares to produce small editions of performer signed Hirschfeld prints to raise funds for both non-profits. For more information on his work, visit Erlick-Group.com.

Emily McGill is a multi-disciplinary artist and recovering Broadway publicist. At Columbia University’s Spirituality Mind Body Institute, she is earning her M.A. in Psychology focusing on spirituality. Emily is a youth member of the American Psychological Association, International Association of Applied Psychology, Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences, and the Scientific & Medical Network. She has credits on 20 Broadway shows, including the Tony Award winners A Raisin in the Sun starring Denzel Washington, MemphisBilly Elliot, and Disney's The Lion King. For more, visit IvyLeagueWitch.com.

Edwin Schloss is a native New Yorker. He received his B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he majored in playwriting, so, naturally, he became a money manager. He worked with his father, the famed investor, Walter Schloss, for over twenty five years. After retirement, he was a member of the Broadway League as a Tony Voter. In 2010, Edwin received a Tony Award for best revival of a musical for La Cage aux Folles. He resides in New Canaan, Connecticut with his wife, Maureen. They are blessed to have two wonderful daughters, Katie & Emily.

“We are delighted that our board is getting both bigger and better.” says Lynn Surry, President of The Al Hirschfeld Foundation. “All three of these new members bring different attributes and ideas to the table, and all are admirers of Al Hirschfeld and believe in the mission of the Foundation. Jim has used his extensive network to create projects that both fulfill our mission and raise funds, and his election to the board just deepens his commitment. We have been working with Emily on a project to be announced soon and we really value her fresh approach to our activities. Ed is a returning board member and has long been a Hirschfeld friend, collector and supporter to the Foundation. I am so excited what this board can do."

Feb 12, 2024
Hirschfeld Reviews Disney
In the latest episode of The Hirschfeld Century Podcast, the Al Hirschfeld Foundation team discusses Hirschfeld's unique relationship with Walt Disney and the Walt Disney Company in honor of their 100th anniversary. Hirschfeld drew several Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Mary Poppins, and more. He also inspired the Genie from Aladdin and later the "Rhapsody in Blue" segment from ​Fantasia 2000.
Oct 20, 2023
Raise A Glass With Hirschfeld
The Al Hirschfeld Foundation and City Winery have joined forces for Hirschfeld's Music, whichi includes a new exhibition, live events, and
Jun 9, 2023
Louise Hirschfeld Shares a Barry Humphries/Dame Edna Story
At the opening night celebration party for his Broadway debut as Dame Edna, Barry Humphries approached our table at Sardis restaurant. He introduced himself and showed Al a copy of a new CD of the modern composer, Karol Rathaus, with a Hirschfeld portrait on the cover! The German emigree had written the score for Broken Blossoms (1936), a film which starred Dolly Haas before she came to America and was Humphries’ favorite composer. He asked Al to autograph the CD.
Apr 10, 2023
Hirschfeld Drawings Featured in Heritage Auction April 25, 2023
Ten Al Hirschfeld drawings are amongst the works featured in Heritage Auctions’ Illustration Art Signature® Auction on Tuesday, April 25.
Feb 27, 2023
Museum of Broadway Exhibition is Held Over Until April 30th
NINA-hunters rejoice… The new Museum of Broadway in Times Square has announced that its inaugural special exhibition, “The American Theatre As Seen By Hirschfeld,” has been extended, by popular demand.  Visitors can now view the exhibit, featuring nine-decades of Al Hirschfeld’s iconic artwork, through April 30.
Nov 9, 2022
New Selection of Limited Edition Al Hirschfeld Prints Signed by Legendary Broadway Stars Now Up for Bidding
Twenty one limited-edition prints of acclaimed caricature artist Al Hirschfeld – signed by the iconic stage and screen stars featured in the image – are being auctioned online to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Al Hirschfeld Foundation, in partnership with Heritage Auctions, the largest collectibles auctioneer in the world.  
Nov 9, 2022
This fall, the theater and art worlds celebrate The American Theatre As Seen By Hirschfeld with a stunning
Mar 2, 2022
Celebrate Black History in Popular Culture
So much of American popular culture is the work of Black artists. One of the original art forms that America can take credit for is jazz, which was created by Black musicians. Rock and roll began with White performers re-recording songs by Black performers. Even the acclaimed musical comedy, another American original, draws as much from Black performers and minstrel shows, as it does from European operettas. As the 20th Century unfolded, Hirschfeld's drawings captured a great deal of the impact Black artists had on the performing arts in America.
Jan 4, 2022
Spend a Night with Hirschfeld on TCM
Although the holidays are now over, we still have a present for you: an evening of films "Drawn by Hirschfeld" on Turner Classic Movies hosted by Leonard Maltin and Dave Karger. This Wednesday, January 5th, starting at 8 pm (ET).