Collection Artwork
[Melissa Hayden and Hugh Laing in "Bayou," choreography by George Balanchine, costumes by Dorothea Tanning]
1952
gelatin silver print
Melissa Hayden
Hugh Laing
paper size: 10 x 8 in.
image size: 9 5/8 x 7 5/8 in.
Gift of Robert Tracy, Class of 1977
probably photographed in New York, New York, United States, North America
1986.131
Inscribed in blue ink, verso, upper center: Melissa Hayden [“Melissa Hayden” underlined in green] and Hugh Laing / in / Bayou / Photo: Fred Melton / Courtesy Dance Collection
Inscribed in orange, verso, center: 34 to 17 / 24 to 27 [second line crossed through in black]
Inscribed, verso, center right: 50 / [additional text crossed through]
Inscribed in black, verso, center: 35 to 27 [crossed through in orange] / DP / CIANO [wide space] ADD to Hayden / 77[?] [crossed through]
Inscribed, verso, lower right, encircled: PAGE 112

Ongoing Research

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Pattern by Fiona McLaughlin ’20
Inspired by the exhibition Opener 28 - Erika Verzutti: Mineral
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.