Friday, May 5, 2017 | 11:00am – 5:45pm
Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry
The artist, Florine Stettheimer (1871–1944) is an icon of Jazz Age New York. Born to a wealthy Jewish family in Rochester, she studied at the Art Students League in New York City and then in Europe, where she encountered two profound influences: the Symbolist painters and poets and, on the eve of the Great War, the Ballets Russes. Returning to Manhattan, she hosted an elite salon together with her sisters Carrie and Ettie and their mother, Rosetta, attracting many of the leading lights of the artistic vanguard. Her circle included Alfred Stieglitz, Carl Van Vechten, Georgia O’Keeffe, Elie Nadelman, Gaston Lachaise, and many others. Among her intimate friends was Marcel Duchamp.
Through over 50 paintings and drawings, a selection of costume and theater designs, photographs and ephemera, as well as critically acclaimed poems, the Jewish Museum will offer a timely reconsideration of this important American artist, revealing Stettheimer’s singular and often satiric vision and significant role in American modern art. The exhibition highlights the artist’s distinctly personal style of painting, Stettheimer’s position amidst New York’s artistic elite and avant-gardes, and her continued influence on artistic practice today. The exhibition closes September 24, 2017. #FlorineStettheimer
At last grown young
dance marathons and poultry shows
soulsavings and rodeos
gabfeasts and beauty contests
sky towers and bridal bowers
speakeasy bars and motor cars
columnists and movie stars
Cost: Adults: $15; Seniors (65 & over): $12; Students: $7.50; Children (18 yrs & under and Members: Free. Saturdays: Free; and Thursdays from 5pm – 8pm: Pay-What-You-Wish. Museum hours: Monday to Sunday: 11am-5:45pm; Wednesday: Closed.
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128