Wendy Nalani E. Ikemoto, Ph.D., Scenes of New York City exhibition lecture

Friday, January 19, 2024

No charge for admission to lecture

Wendy Nalani E. Ikemoto, Ph.D., curated the award-winning Scenes of New York City exhibition and co-authored the exhibition’s catalogue. Dr. Ikemoto is Senior Curator of American Art at the New-York Historical Society and holds a Ph.D. in the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard. In her lecture, she will discuss the Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld Collection gift, which diversified the N-YHS’s holdings, and the development of the exhibition.

Scenes of New York City: The Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld Collection features selections from the Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld Collection, a promised gift of paintings, watercolors, prints, drawings, and sculptures to the New-York Historical Society. The Hirschfelds are prominent philanthropists and art collectors who have been dedicated to collecting art that portrays New York City and the people who make it unique.

This traveling exhibition is on display at The Four Arts from November 18 through January 28 and presents 115 works from the Hirschfelds’ donation. A visual love letter to New York, it depicts vivid snapshots of the City’s most beloved icons — its buildings, bridges, skyscrapers, parks, landmarks, and people — by nationally and internationally prominent artists, including Theresa Bernstein, Marc Chagall, Willem de Kooning, Rauol Dufy, Keith Haring, Childe Hassam, David Hockney, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Fernand Leger, Reginald Marsh, LeRoy Neiman, Georgia O’Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, and Andy Warhol.

Image at top: Robert Henri (1865-1929), Snow in Central Park, 1902, Oil on canvas, New-York Historical Society, Promised gift of Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld, Scenes of New York City, IL2021.51.12

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