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The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation Open House
September 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDTFree
[image: Gross Foundation sculpture studio. Photo by Elizabeth Felicella]
Explore the home and studio of sculptor Chaim Gross (1902-91) and his wife Renee (1909-2005) who played important roles in the Greenwich Village art scene for much of the 20th century.
In 1963, the Grosses converted a four-story art storage warehouse into their home and studio. They added a sculpture studio to the ground floor, which is illuminated by an enormous skylight that underwent extensive restoration work in 2017-18. The first floor showcases work spanning Gross’s entire career in the studio and the adjacent gallery. The second floor houses a temporary exhibition space. The third floor features a historic, salon-style installation of African, American, European, Pre-Columbian, and decorative arts collected by the Grosses.
The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation’s mission is to further the legacy of the artist through high-quality research, exhibitions, and educational activities around its historic building and art collections for audiences in New York City and beyond.