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Self-Portrait with Palette (Painter and Faun), undated , Oil on canvas, 60 x 71⅞ in. (152.4 x 182.6 cm) Art Properties, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University in the City of New York, Gift of the Estate of Ettie Stettheimer, 1967 Florine Stettheimer, photograph by Peter A. Juley & Son, c. 1917-20 Image provided by Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC Carl Van Vechten, as well as rare footage organized by the Jewish Museum, New Gordon Meierfeld. Additional support is shot by prominent vanguard art dealer York, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, provided by e Skirball Fund for Amer- Julien Levy of the opera’s 1934 dress re- Toronto. e exhibition is curated by ican Jewish Life Exhibitions, the Stephen Brown, Neubauer Family Foun- Neubauer Family Foundation, the Joan hearsal, are included in the exhibition. Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry at dation Associate Curator, e Jewish Rosenbaum Exhibition Fund, and Ealan the Jewish Museum is designed by Galia Museum, and Georgiana Uhlyarik, Asso- and Melinda Wingate. A BOUT THE J EWISH M USEUM Solomonoff and Alejandro Stein of ciate Curator, Canadian Art, the Art Located on New York City’s famed SAS/Solomonoff Architecture Studio. Gallery of Ontario. Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum is a S UPPORT e designers took inspiration from pho- Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry is distinctive hub for art and Jewish cul- tos of the Alwyn Court apartment (180 West 58th Street) where Stettheimer lived made possible through support from the ture for people of all backgrounds. Founded in 1904, the with her sisters and Museum was the first mother, and the artist’s institution of its kind in studio in Bryant Park (80 the United States and is West 40th Street), which one of the oldest Jewish she occupied by herself museums in the world. after her mother's pass- Devoted to exploring ing. Scenes from both of art and Jewish culture these residences show the from ancient to con- tremendous care and at- temporary, the Museum tention that Stettheimer offers diverse exhibi- gave to designing and cu- tions and programs, and rating the different spaces “Procession: Orpheus…”. Orphée of the Quat-z-arts, 1912 Oil, fabric, and beads on canvas, maintains a unique col- of her home via the use of 17⅛ x 35⅛ in. (43.5 x 89.2 cm) Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of Miss Ettie Stettheimer. 1947 lection of nearly 30,000 particular objects, custom Image provided by The Museum of Modern Art / SCALA / Art Resource, New York works of art, ceremonial furniture, shimmering and reflective materials, as well as her Terra Foundation for American Art, the objects, and media reflecting the global Weissman Family, the National Endow- Jewish experience over more than own paintings in self-made frames. Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry is ment for the Arts, and the Estate of Stella 4,000 years. PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE 33