Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art
Come Experience The Jewish Museum's New Exhibition
The Jewish Museum will present the first-ever exhibition exploring the remarkable career of the influential American art dealer, Edith Halpert (1900-1970). Halpert was a pioneer in the field and the first significant female gallerist in the US, presenting work by women, immigrants, and Jewish artists. She founded the Downtown Gallery, which was the first major mainstream art space in New York City to promote the work of African-American artists.
Join the Club for a docent-led tour of this exhibit featuring works by some of the artists Halpert championed including Stuart Davis, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler, and more. Attendees are free to adjourn to the Russ and Daughters Cafe for refreshments after the tour.
The exhibit will feature approximately 100 works of American modern and folk art, including paintings, sculptures, and prints as well as prime examples of American folk art portraits, weathervanes, trade signs, and carved toys. Along with these major artworks that were exhibit at and sold through the Downtown Gallery, highlights from Halpert's acclaimed personal collection of both modern and folk art will also be on view. The exhibit runs October 18, 2019- February 9, 2020. Learn More.