Explore four private Upper West Side collections in support of The Bronx Museum of the Arts
10:00am to 12:30pm: Explore four private collections in support of the Bronx Museum
12:45pm to 1:30pm: Lunch at a Peg Alston Fine Arts
Join us at the Museum's Fall Benefit for a unique opportunity to tour private art collections at three stunning homes. A light breakfast will kick off the day, followed by a walking tour to the collections of some of the Upper West Sides most renowned art collectors. The tour will be followed by lunch.
Tour and Lunch:
The non-tax deductible portion of each ticket is $50
For more information contact Allison Grandy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-681-6000 x 174.
ABOUT THE HOSTS
PEG ALSTON emerged on the New York art scene in 1972, a time when art by African Americans was limited. In the nearly four decades since establishing Peg Alston Fine Arts, Alston has emerged as this country’s foremost private dealer specializing in works by African American artists and other artists of African descent, as well as select pieces of traditional African sculpture. In addition to handling art created by gifted emerging and mid-career artists, Alston has sold works by some of the most renowned 20th Century Black masters, including Aaron Douglas, William H. Johnson, Laura Wheeler Waring, William T. Williams, Horace Pippen, Charles White, and Elizabeth Catlett. She has also sold works by some of the leading names on the contemporary scene, among them: Sam Gilliam, Richard Yarde, Betye Saar, Howardena Pindell, Frank Bowling, Ronald Burns, Edward Clark, David Driskell, Al Loving, Lubaina Himid, Oliver Johnson, Faith Ringgold, and Raymond Saunders. Peg Alston is a former chairperson of the Arts Committee of the New York Coalition of 100 Black Women; she was nominated for membership to ArtTable, a national organization of female art dealers, curators and consultants; and was selected for membership to the Private Art Dealers Association, and is a former Board Member.
NANCY DELMAN PORTNOY was raised in New York and has a background in education. In 1972 she started Delman Cooper at 11 Madison Avenue specializing in Post-Impressionist drawings and prints, pre-Raphaelite and Symbolist drawings and Weiner Werkstatte materials. Nancy began collecting in the 1960’s, gaining serious momentum in 1989 when she moved to Manhattan and became more actively involved in acquiring contemporary pieces. Extensive traveling with curators influenced the direction of her collection, which consists of political and social issue-based artists such as Angel Otero, Olafur Eliasson, Julie Mehretu, Kerry James Marshall, Matthew Day Jackson, Wangechi Mutu, Henry Taylor, Carrie Mae Weems, Rashid Johnson, Yayoi Kusama, Cindy Sherman, Louise Lawler, William Kentridge, Jim Hodges, Adam McEwen, Cildo Meireles, Vik Muniz, Chris Ofili, Martha Rosler, Elizabeth Peyton, Doris Salcedo, Zwelethu Mthethwa and Malick Sidibe. The collection includes established and emerging artists covering a broad variety of media from photography, sculpture and paintings to video and digital works. Nancy Delman Portnoy served on the MOMA Friends of Drawing Committee from 2000 – 2012 and served on the Board of the New Museum of Contemporary Art for over 15 years. Currently she is a Board Member of Prospect New Orleans, a committee member of the Friends of Education at MoMA and the Friends of Education at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Nancy also serves on the advisory committee at the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics at the New School. Nancy is a long time member of ArtTable and is constantly on the search for young emerging ideas and talent.
BARBARA KARP SHUSTER is a philanthropist and cultural patron. She is involved at many arts organizations and was formerly on the board of trustees of the Museum of Arts and Design and Acquisitions Committee at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Her warm and stylish apartment is a showcase for her significant collection of works by contemporary artists including a Nic Cave soundsuit greeting you at the entrance to a chic figural sculpture by Yinka Shonibare in the livingroom and works by Rashid Johnson, Simone Leigh, Kehinde Wiley, and Hank Willis Thomas Wangechi Mutu, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and Toyin Ojih Odutola throughout. Barbara Shuster also has a collection of handwoven African baskets, hats, and ceramics.
ALAN SIEGEL became obsessed with photography when he was serving in the US Army in Germany in the 1960’s. When he returned to NYC, he took Alexi Brodovich’s Design Laboratory and Lissette Model’s photography class at The New School at the suggestion of Richard Avedon. He started collecting photography in the late 1960’s—before there were many galleries with a focus on photographers—that appealed to his aesthetic and included vintage work, work from emerging artists and work from leading photographers around the world that Alan met working on communications projects for his firm. He published One Man’s Eye (Abrams) that presented his collection at the Johnson Museum at Cornell University and Step Right This Way, the circus photographs of Edward Kelty from the 1920’ and 1930’s. His collection includes works by Diane Arbus, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Adams, Ezra Stoller, Robert Frank, Irving Penn, Walker Evans, Erwin Blumenfeld, Edward Weston, and many important contemporary photographers, including Jan Groover, Tina Barney, Zeke Berman, Tom Baril, Lynn Davis, and Michael Spano. Siegel served on the boards at MoMA, the International Center of Photography and the Aperture Foundation.