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I the earTh worLd FLorine STeTTheiMer PainTing PoeTrY FirST Major u.S. exhibiTion in over 20 YearS Opposite page: “Georgette,” costume design for Orphée of the Quat-z-Arts, c. 1912 Gouache and lace on paper on wood, 18 x 12⅞ in. (45.7 x 32.7 cm) The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of Miss Ettie Stettheimer Above: Henry McBride, Art Critic, 1922 Oil on canvas, 30 x 26 in. Gift of Ettie Stettheimer, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts Image provided by Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts Digital Image © 2014 MoMA, N.Y. e first major U.S. exhibition in over 20 years focused on artist Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944) opened at the Jewish Mu- seum on May 5, 2017, and will remain on view through Septem- ber 24, 2017. Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry showcases over 50 paintings and drawings in addition to costume and theater designs, photographs, and ephemera, offering a timely reconsid- eration of this influential American artist with a sharp satirical wit, placing her centrally in the modern dialogue of high and mass culture. e exhibition is organized by the Jewish Museum, New York, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. After its New PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE 27