New York: Between Art and Life

Martha Edelheit and Rebecca Shaykin in Conversation


Thursday, November 17, 2022
6:30 – 7:30 pm EST
Scheuer Auditorium

Join us for an in-person conversation between artist Martha Edelheit and Associate Curator Rebecca Shaykin. Edelheit (b. 1931, New York City, now based in Sweden) is known as a pioneering feminist artist whose decades-long career has resulted in one of the most probing investigations into the subject of the female body, from early works exploring the expressive power of tattoos to erotic watercolors and strikingly vivid depictions of women at various stages of their lives. Her 1962 work Tattooed Lady, created just blocks from the Jewish Museum, is included in the exhibition New York: 1962-1964 and will serve as the jumping off point for a discussion that will touch on the life, work, and unique vision of this artist. 

Tickets: $22 General; $15 Students and Seniors; $12 Members
Includes Museum Admission; doors open at 6 pm.

All attendees will be required to wear a mask during this onsite program.

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Martha Edelheit, Tattooed Lady, 1962, oil on canvas. Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody via Eric Firestone Gallery. © Martha Edelheit / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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