4 Artworks from the Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld Collection, Scenes of New York City

February 12, 2021 – August 1, 2021

Made up of 130 works of art, the Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld Collection, Scenes of New York City celebrates a multifaceted and dynamic New York from the 19th century into the present day. An extraordinary promised gift to the New-York Historical Society from philanthropists and art collectors Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld, the full collection—featuring works by iconic artists like Keith Haring, Christo, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Andy Warhol—will be on view at the Historical Society in fall 2021.

But visitors don't have to wait that long to get a taste of what's to come. Visit us and discover four paintings from the collection—the first donated works by acclaimed American artists William Merritt Chase, William James Glackens, George Luks, and John Henry Twachtman. (Curated by Wendy N. E. Ikemoto, curator of American art, with Roberta J.M. Olson, curator of drawings emerita.)

Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the Evelyn & Seymour Neuman Fund, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. WNET is the media sponsor.



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