Gerald and Sara Murphy were the most beautiful, aspirational couple of the 1920s. References to them can be found in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night, Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast, Philip Barry's play ''Hotel Universe,'' John Dos Passos's The Big Money, and Pablo Picasso's neo-Classical masterpiece ''Woman in White.'' And their story started and ended right here in the Hamptons.
The current exhibition of the East Hampton Historical Society, Living Well Is The Best Revenge: A Jazz Age Fable of Sara and Gerald Murphy, follows the couple from when they first met in East Hampton, taking you on their journey and illustrating how they elevated "living life" to an art form.
The society is extending the run of the exhibition through October 30, and has scheduled two curator tours on the Saturday mornings of September 24 and October 29 at 10 AM. The tours will be led by East Hampton Historical Society Director Richard Barons, and the Murphys’ granddaughter, Laura Donnelly, will participate in the October 29 tour in honor of the exhibition’s final weekend.
- The East Hampton Historical Society [Official]