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Clarice Smith: Recollections of a Life in Art at New-York Historical Society

11/08/13 through 02/09/14 170 Central Park West Map
212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org Ages: All Ages

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A retrospective exhibition of signature works by an accomplished contemporary painter.

In her 40-year career as a painter, Clarice Smith has had numerous solo exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United States and abroad, including shows in the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Israel. Her work can be described as both optically real and occasionally impressionistic; this selective retrospective highlights the artist’s diverse subjects, each with their own rich visual traditions, including the Garden, Still Life, Landscapes, Equines, Screens, and the Figure. Drawing upon her deep knowledge of art history, as well as a keen eye for the directly observed, the artist creates paintings that gratify the eye and stimulate reflection.

The exhibition will feature an audio tour that will allow visitors to listen to Clarice Smith discussing her own works. A fully illustrated publication is also available, featuring an essay by art historian Avis Berman, based upon extended interviews with the artist.

Venue Description: Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society is the oldest cultural institution in New York and serves as the collective memory of the city. The N-YHS offers a vast collection of American painting, sculpture, photographs, books, manuscripts, antique coaches and fire engines, works by Tiffany and more. Several exhibitions are featured yearly, as well as lectures and educational programs. Don't miss four centuries of museum collections--Tiffany lamps, furniture and paintings in the Henry Luce III Center for American Culture. It is a not-to-be-missed location while visiting New York City.

The New-York Historical Society is located in a landmark building at 170 Central Park West between 76th and 77th Street. It is open to the general public Tuesday through Sunday and on selected holiday Mondays. It is also open on Mondays during special exhibitions for school and adult groups. N-YHS facilities, galleries and auditorium are wheelchair accessible; a wheelchair accessible entrance is located at 2 West 77th Street. The N-YHS provides guided tours of the galleries several times a day and special tours for small and large groups may be arranged.

Visiting the Society: The New-York Historical Society is open to the general public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m; we offer free admission on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday hours are from 11:00 a.m. until 5:45 p.m.

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