Join us at the Museum's Fourth Annual Fall Art Collection Tour for a unique opportunity to tour private art collections at five stunning homes on the Upper West Side, New York. A light breakfast will kick off the day, followed by a tour to the collections of some of the Upper West Sides most renowned art collectors. This years collection hosts, who will be welcoming and guiding each tour, include Dana Ardi, Richard Estes, Michael Rubenstein, and Sue Stoffel. The tour will be followed by a lunch at the home of Joe and Cathy Zicherman.
9:00am to 12:00pm: Explore four private Upper West Side collections in support of The Bronx Museum of the Arts
12:00pm to 1:30pm: Lunch at a fifth collection
Tour and Lunch: Members: $300
The non-tax deductible portion of each ticket is $50
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-681-6000 x 174.
DR. DANA BETH ARDI is an American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author, and founder of Corporate Anthropology Advisors. Ardi grew up in Manhattan, where her father, Jack Silverstein, owned a haberdashery in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York. Frequented by a community of artists, including the painter James Rosenquist, a friend of her father's, Ardi developed an early interest in art. Ardi is a noted contemporary art collector and a mentor to contemporary artists and gallerists. Her personal collection includes works by Kelley Walker, Tracey Emin, Aaron Curry, Sarah VanDerBeek, Dana Schutz, Martha Rosler, Seth Price, Wolfgang Tillmans, Amy Sillman, Anne Collier, Josh Smith, Heimo Zobernig, Carter Mull, Sarah Crowner, William Wegman, and Andy Warhol. Ardi is a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and is an member of The Creative Arts Council of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
RICHARD ESTES is regarded as one of the founders of the photo-realist movement of the late 1960s. Richard is best known for his paintings of cityscapes in New York and uses photography as a starting point for his works. Constructing his compositions from multiple photographs taken on site, he recreates reality, often incorporating reflective surfaces, such as subway cars and windows. His works have been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Arts and Design and the Whitney Museum. This is a rare opportunity to visit Richard in his home and studio, to hear him talk about his journey as an artist as we view paintings after paintings created over the past four decades, and to see his latest works in process as he explains his methodology.
MICHAEL RUBENSTEIN began collecting art as a freshman architectural student at Cornell University in 1953 as a result of a commission from his parents to redesign his bedroom into a den. He became hooked quite quickly and most of his early purchases are still part of the collection. In 1967, his wife, Juliet van Vliet, joined him in his passion and together they built a collection that includes 19th and 20th century French drawings; including works by Theodore Gericault, Eugene Delacroix, Henri Rousseau, Camille Pissarro, Jean Edouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse, Jean Helion, Julio Gonzales, Jacques Lipschitz, Balthus, Thomas Morandi and Alberto Giacometti. In addition, he also collects American works from the Stieglitz school, primarily Arthur Dove and John Marin, as well as abstract expressionists; Philip Guston, Franz Kline and Jack Tworkov. The collection also includes a variety of works by other artists including; Morris Graves, Milton Avery, Edwin Dickinson, Suzan Frecon, Robert Ryman, Eve Aschheim and more with the majority of the collection being works on paper. The acquiring hasn't stopped and almost 90% of the collection has been accepted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum as promised gifts from the eventual estate. Rubenstein is an architect in private practice in New York.
SUE STOFFEL has long been involved with a broad range of New York’s visual arts institutions in a variety of roles: patron, trustee, event planner, fund raiser, docent, educator and board development consultant. True to her belief that Individual, Corporate Sponsorships, Foundation Grants and Government Funding are the four cornerstones of successful fundraising, her board memberships have included the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Creative Time. She has also been a longstanding member of the Contemporary Art Council of the Museum of Modern Art in NY. Sue holds an MA in Arts Management from Columbia University and was curator of a corporate collection focused on photography from 2005-2008.
JOE AND CATHY ZICHERMAN have been collecting art for over 20 years, developing a strong collection focused on Surrealism with works on paper by artists such as Man Ray and Picabia, sculptures by Louise Bourgeois and Claude Lalanne and paintings by Mark Ryden and Alice Neel. Reared in the Bronx, Zicherman departed as a money manager at Morgan Stanley in 1998 to form his own investment company, naming it Stadium Capital Partners in a nod to growing up “in the shadow of Yankee Stadium.” As a strong supporter of the arts, he has served on the board of the directors of TKTS (Broadway discount tickets) and is presently a Treasurer of the board of directors of the Hamptons International Film Festival.
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Bernard Lumpkin and Carmine Boccuzzi
Greg Miller and Michael Wiener
Iffie Okoronkwo Aitkenhead
Tim Rollins and KOS
Ruth Corn Roth
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