Date - October 28, 2017
1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY, 10128
Join me for a visit to The Jewish Museum to see their current special exhibition, Modigliani Unmasked.
We can begin with lunch at the Museum at Russ and Daughters, or at another restaurant nearby, Laura will be in touch with attending members with options. Kindly RSVP by Thursday, 10/26 to allow time to secure restaurant reservations.
There is a guided audio tour available online. Please bring your earphones to hear opening comments from Director Claudia Gould and information about various works throughout the exhibition by Senior Curator Mason Klein.
Admission is free of charge on Saturdays at The Jewish Museum.
From the website: jewishmuseum.org
September 15 – February 4, 2018
Modigliani Unmasked considers the celebrated artist Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920) shortly after he arrived in Paris in 1906, when the city was still roiling with anti-Semitism after the long-running tumult of the Dreyfus Affair and the influx of foreign emigres. Modigliani’s Italian-Sephardic background helped forge a complex cultural identity that rested in part on the ability of Italian Jews historically to assimilate and embrace diversity. The exhibition puts a spotlight on Modigliani’s drawings, and shows that his art cannot be fully understood without acknowledging the ways the artist responded to the social realities that he confronted in the unprecedented artistic melting pot of Paris. The drawings from the Alexandre collection reveal the emerging artist himself, enmeshed in his own particular identity quandary, struggling to discover what portraiture might mean in a modern world of racial complexity.
The exhibition includes approximately 150 works, those from the Alexandre collection as well as a selection of Modigliani’s paintings, sculptures, and other drawings from collections around the world. Modigliani’s art will be complemented by work representative of the various multicultural influences—African, Greek, Egyptian, and Khmer—that inspired the young artist during this lesser-known early period.
All photos courtesy of The Jewish Museum.
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue & 92nd Street, New York, NY