Pop-Up Private Tour: Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art with Associate Curator Rebecca Shaykin

Date: December 11, 2019Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:  Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue (entrance on 92nd Street)
New York, NY
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Phone: 203-552-1818Email: info@ujajcc.org

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We're thrilled to invite our community of art lovers to an exclusive guided spin through the first-ever exhibition devoted to art dealer and cultural trendsetter Edith Halpert. Though in many ways an outsider -- as a woman, an emigré and a Jew -- Halpert was the nation's first significant female gallerist, nurturing icons of American modernism from Stuart Davis and Georgia O'Keeffe to Ben Shahn and Charles Sheeler. Her legendary Downtown Gallery launched the commercial art scene in Greenwich Village -- and American art in the world. For four decades, its walls would champion an inclusive array of talents: African-American artists such as Jacob Lawrence and Horace Pippin and the "enemy alien" Japanese American painter Yasuo Kuniyoshi, to name but three. Gems from Halpert’s celebrated personal collection, reconstituted for the first time since its sale in 1973, will also be on display.