Arnold Newman exhibit opening

“Arnold Newman: Luminaries of the Twentieth Century in Art, Politics and Culture”

Sep 12 • Community, Museum • 1648 Views • Comments Off

Arnold Newman exhibition opening reception

(L to r) Curator Hava Gurevich, Exec. Dir. of the Hofstra Univ. Museum Beth Levinthal and Patti Donnelly of Astoria Federal Savings.

Arnold Newman: Luminaries of the Twentieth Century in Art, Politics and Culture, on view at the Hofstra University Museum’s Emily Lowe Gallery, is in its final weeks. The exhibit, which is on display through December 13, features photographic portraiture by American artist Arnold Newman, recognized as the “Father of Environmental Portraiture.”

The show which includes a collection of 64 portraits of Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Leonard Bernstein, Woody Allen, Jonas Salk, John F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt and Bill Clinton. Newman died in 2006 at age 88.

“What makes this exhibition really special is that there is so much brainpower, creativity and enlightenment in one room,” the curator, Hava Gurevich, told the New York Times. “They’re all heavyweights.”

The exhibit was organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions. Additional funding was provided by Astoria Federal Savings.

 

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