Exploring the Fine Art Collection
From the start, The Players has held an exceptional permanent collection, with portraits of actors in character among its best known aspects. The basis of the portrait holdings, along with its sculpture, works on paper, and ephemera, was the living gift to the club by founder Edwin Booth. Over the years, commissions and acquisitions by the club itself and by The Players Foundation, which has considerable fine art holdings and regularly invests in the care and conservation of objects held in the clubhouse, have deepened the collection to works spanning four centuries.
Short essays by Art Committee Chair Michael Gerbino about works of interest are shared here.