"Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry"

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(May 5-Sept. 24) — Through over 50 paintings and drawings, poems, and ephemera, this exhibition offers an important survey of the work of the modernist painter, designer, and poet, an icon of Jazz Age New York.

Born to a wealthy Jewish family in Rochester in 1871, Florine Stettheimer 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.

The exhibition highlights the American 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.

"New York"

At last grown young
with noise
and color
and light
and jazz
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

—Florine Stettheimer

Sunday 11am-5:45pm
Monday 11am-5:45pm
Tuesday 11am-5:45pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11am-8pm
Friday 11am-5:45pm
Saturday 11am-5:45pm

Closed May 31, Jun. 1, Sept. 20 and Sept. 21.


Sunday, September 24, 2017 (All day)



The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10128




$15, $7.50 Student. Pay what you wish after 5:00PM on Thursdays. Free on Saturdays.