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Impressions of Eastern Europe: Prints from the Permanent Collection

Feb 23 Through May 10 | Sun |

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This exhibition includes lithographs, etchings, engravings and woodcuts by 16 artists who participated in some of the most significant art movements of the twentieth century. They worked at a time of rapid change, including urbanization, secularization, industrialization, technological innovation and seismic political and cultural shifts. Their genre scenes, folk tale illustrations, portraits and character studies evoke nostalgia for a communal past, solemn awareness of the fragility of life and deep reverence for tradition.

The exhibition includes such avant-garde graphic artists as the Czech Freidrich Feigl (1884–1965) and the German Jakob Steinhardt (1887–1968), the Polish-born illustrator of Jewish tales Rahel Szalit-Marcus (1894–1942), and the Americans Max Weber (1881–1961) and Ilya Schor (1904–1961), among others. Especially resonant today, these prints from the collection are rarely found or on view in public institutions in the US.

About Hebrew Home at Riverdale As a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the Hebrew Home at Riverdale by RiverSpring Health is committed to publicly exhibiting its art collection throughout its 32-acre campus, including the Derfner Judaica Museum and a sculpture garden overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection provides educational and cultural programming for residents of the Hebrew Home, their families and the general public from throughout New York City, its surrounding suburbs and visitors from elsewhere. RiverSpring Health is a nonprofit, non-sectarian geriatric organization serving more than 18,000 older adults in greater New York through its resources and community service programs. Museum hours: Sunday–Thursday, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Art Collection and grounds open daily, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Venue: Derfner Judaica Museum

5901 Palisade Ave Map