CRS Outings: American Folk Art Museum

  • Thu, Oct 27, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • American Folk Art Museum

    2 Lincoln Square
    New York, New York 10023
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Description

Tour the American Folk Art Museum “Morris Hirshfield Rediscovered” Exhibit with Cantor De Lowe

Thursday, October 27 from 2 PM – 3 PM

 

Morris Hirshfield Rediscovered will reintroduce a singular self-taught artist of the 1930s and 1940s to contemporary audiences. Featuring over 40 of the artist’s paintings (more than half of his output), this exhibition will be the most comprehensive presentation of Hirshfield’s work.

 An immigrant tailor and slipper manufacturer in Brooklyn who took up painting at the age of 65, Hirshfield attracted a great degree of attention during his brief career as an artist (1937-1946). His pictures were championed by Sidney Janis, embraced by the Surrealists, collected by Peggy Guggenheim, and featured in a highly publicized one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1943. At the same time, the artist was dismissed and mocked in the media as the “Master of the Two Left Feet” for his tendency to display the female body in an unorthodox fashion.

Date & Time

Thu, Oct 27, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Venue Details

American Folk Art Museum

2 Lincoln Square
New York, New York 10023 American Folk Art Museum
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