The Long Island Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is currently featuring the work of Gerson Leiber and his wife, the famed handbag designer Judith Leiber.
The exhibition provides a retrospective of each artist, spanning 70 years of their careers and marriage, and features 50 of Gerson Leiber's paintings.
“In putting this show together, we focus on these almost incredible 20th-into-21st-century lives lived together,” Joshua Ruff, the museum’s director of collections and interpretation, told The New York Times. “The exhibit will explore how they influenced each other, how they escorted each other in new directions, and how they made each other — in very real ways — better people."
In addition to the Long Island Museum exhibition, Gerson Leiber has had dozens of solo exhibitions and his work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum, National Gallery of Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Yale University Art Gallery, among many others.
The exhibition, entitled "Brilliant Partners: Judith Leiber's Handbags & the Art of Gerson Leiber," will run through June 4, 2017. The Long Island Museum is located at 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook, NY.
MADISON MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS ACQUIRES CRISTINA VERGANO
The Madison Museum of Fine Arts, located just outside Atlanta, GA, recently acquired a collection of Cristina Vergano's early works, created in the 1990s.
Vergano has received critical acclaim in The New York Times, artNews, Art in America and New York magazine, among other publications. She was also featured, alongside Georgia O'Keefe, Louise Bourgeois, Agnes Martin and Yayoy Kusama, in the September 2014 article, “Wise Buys: 50 Women Artists Worth Watching,” published by Blouin Art and Auction.
Her paintings have been featured in dozens of solo and group exhibitions, including at the Woodward Gallery, the Parrish Art Museum, Islip Art Museum, Anthropology Museum of the People of New York, Laguna Art Museum, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park and the Chicago Anthenaeum. Vergano has also designed a line of objects for the Museum of Modern Art. She counts among her collectors Whoopi Goldberg, Robert and Cortney Novogratz and Madonna.
CHRISTOPHE VON HOHENBERG AT THE FLORIDA MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS
Works by New York photographer Christophe von Hohenberg are currently on view at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, located in Tampa, FL.
American Vogue discovered von Hohenberg in 1979 and his photographs were displayed in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Since then, he has worked with Vanity Fair, Interview, Art Forum, Geo, German Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Fortune, Hamptons magazine, German Vogue and French Vogue.
His book, Another Planet: New York Portraits 1976-1996, was published in 2014 following his critically acclaimed Andy Warhol: The Day the Factory Died, which received the Photo District News Photo Book Award and the AIGA Book Award in 2007.
In addition to the MoMA, von Hohenberg's work has been exhibited throughout the United States and the world, including in Austria, Germany, Mexico and England.
SONJA EISENBERG'S "FAR SEA" ACQUIRED BY YAD VASHEM
Earlier this year, the Art Committee of the Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalum, Israel, selected Sonja Eisenberg's "Far Sea" as an addition to the museum's permanent collection.
Born in Berlin in 1926, Eisenberg fled Nazi Germany as a child and came to New York where she lived and worked until her death in January. Shortly before her passing, Eisenberg spoke with the Yad Vashem Art Committee about her watercolor:
The painting "Far Sea" reflects emotions on the voyage when I was eleven, leaving Berlin with my mother and brother, to make the North Atlantic crossing to America. My father remained behind. In this work there is both the fear of what is to become of my father, as well as of the unknown that lies ahead.
Eisenberg's paintings have been exhibited widely across the United States and in France, Israel, Japan, Amsterdam, Austria, England, Switzerland and her native Germany. Her work is in the Smithsonian Institution, the Jewish Museum of Art, the official collection of the United Nations, the Palm Springs Art Museum and dozens of public and private collections.
JOHN DONOVAN AT THE WHITNEY MUSEUM'S STAFF ART SHOW
The colorful geometric artwork of American artist John Donovan was featured in the Whitney Museum's Staff Art Show, held in New York in January 2017.
Donovan's work is also represented in the collection of the Jersey City Museum and has been widely exhibited in New York and New Jersey, including at the Newark Museum, Blumenthal Gallery, Parker Gallery and John Meagher Rotunda Gallery, among others.
The Whiteney Museum's Staff Art Show 2017 was curated by Michelle Donnelly and Melinda Lang.
STRONG-CUEVAS AT GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE & BRUCE MUSEUM
Large-scale sculptures by Strong-Cuevas are currently on display at Grounds for Sculpture, located in Hamilton, NJ, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, and the Heckscher Museum in Huntington, NY.
In addition, Strong-Cuevas' work has been featured at the Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, NY and the Smithsonian-affiliated Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, NY.
In 2014, her ten-foot bronze, Arch III, was chosen by the New York City Parks Department for an exhibition in Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza across from the United Nations.