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Framing the Village: Portraits by Village Artists: Exhibition until Sept 24
September 6 @ 2:00 pm - September 24 @ 5:00 pm EDTFree
A group exhibition of paintings, drawings, and photography of portraits depicting persons past and present who are associated with, live in, or have lived in Greenwich Village/East Village.
The Village has been the center of fine arts since the late 19th century. John Sloan and Edward Hopper both vividly chronicled life in and around Greenwich Village. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was a patron of both artists and many others, and the now-celebrated museum that bears her name began life on West Eighth Street. Around the corner, the old Cedar Tavern on University was a Mecca for the Abstract Expressionists, including Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock. Alice Neel lived for a time on the bohemian streets depicted in many of her paintings, while in more recent decades Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat put their unique mark on the East Village – and the world.
Curated by long-time Village artist Marc Kehoe, this exhibition powerfully demonstrates that the visual arts continue to flourish in this most vibrant downtown neighborhood.
The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday 2 - 5pm (closed on September 15 for Rosh Hashanah)