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Untapped Cities Insiders are invited to join art historian Elizabeth Thompson Colleary for a lecture presented by the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts that will look at New York’s Modern Art scene through the eyes of its female patrons and artists. Modernism hit New York with a bang at the International Exhibition of Modern Art, at the 69th Regiment Armory in 1913. The “guiding lights,” and principal financiers, of that stunning event were New York’s female Modern Art patrons. Since then, New York women have continued to play a remarkable role in the creation and exhibition of American Modern Art. From Upper East Side collectors like Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, who founded some of the nation’s leading modern and contemporary art museums, to Villagers like Jo Hopper, Lee Krasner and Helen Frankenthaler, we’ll see how the work and vision of New York’s Modern women helped shape the 20th century art world encourage Americans to see the world in a whole new way.

DATE: Thursday, September 12th, 2019, 6:00PM -7:45PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders! ($25 for general public)

CAPACITY: 8 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Friday, September 6th, 2019 at 12PM EST


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