Friday, October 25, 2019

Fall 2019 - Closings, Openings and Beth's Public Lectures

Amy Sherald, Sometimes the king is a woman, 2019

It's been a spectacular fall weather-wise and art-wise: The Museum of Modern Art reopened on Monday, October 21st, the Felix Vallotton will open this Monday, October 29th at the Met (closing January 26, 2020) and the elegant TEFAF  art fair will fill the Park Avenue Armory November 1st - 5th.

This weekend two exciting exhibitions will close:
Saturday, October 26th, Amy Sherald the heart of the matter, Hauser & Wirth, 548 West 22nd. St. 
(Ms. Sherald is best known for her portrait of Michelle Obama in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.) 

Alicja Kwade, Parapivot, 2019

Sunday, October 27th, Alicja Kwade, Parapivot, Metropolitan Museum of Art, roof installation

Also - IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair is still on at Jacob Javits Center, closing Sunday, October 27th.

Please join us at Beth's Public Lectures and Panels this fall:

Amadeo Modigliani, Portrait of Max Jacob, 1916

Monday, October 28th - "When Modern Art was 'Jewish': The Anti-Semitic Campaign Against Cubism and the School of Paris," Shames JCC, Tarrytown, 10 - 11:30 am.

 Ann Cefola   

   Ann Launger         

Beth Gersh-Nesic

Translation for Writers - Workshops

Saturday, November 2nd - "Translation for Writers," with poets Ann CefolaAnn Lauinger and art historian Beth Gersh-Nesic at Desmond-Fish Library, Garrison, NY, 1:30-3 pm. 

Sunday, November 10th - Sunday Afternoon with George: "Translation for Writers," with poets Ann Cefola and Ann Lauinger and art historian Beth Gersh-Nesic at Shames JCC in Tarrytown, NY, 1:30 - 3:30 pm.

Georgia O'Keeffe, Blue and Green Music, 1919

Monday, November 4th - "American Women Artists," late 19th-20th century, Learning in Retirement, Temple Beth El, Stamford, CT, 1 - 3 pm.

Monday, November 11th - "20th Century European Women Artists," Learning in Retirement, Temple Beth El, Stamford, CT, 1 - 3 pm

Monday, December 9th - "Was André Salmon a Feminist?,"  André Salmon Colloquium, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.

More News:  The Launch of Za Mir Press

Our first publication is Professor Jacqueline Gojard's book Pablo Picasso and André Salmon: The Painter, the Poet and the Portraits (Za Mir Press, 2019), available on Amazon. 

As for  teaching art history, some of you know that I retired from Purchase College and joined the faculty of the College of New Rochelle last fall as an adjunct.  CNR closed in August and Mercy College, which took over CNR, hired me back.  I taught at Mercy on and off from 1994-2013.

Please keep in touch and let us know if you have exciting exhibitions, books or other events that you would like to announce through the New York Arts Exchange.  Write to Beth at

Happy Halloween!  Shanah Tovah!  

Hoping to see you this fall -

Beth Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
Director and owner