Foundation hosts Joan Mitchell Foundation's CALL artist Otto Neals' VoCA Talk

Foundation hosts Joan Mitchell Foundation's CALL artist Otto Neals' VoCA Talk

December 15, 2016

New exhibit on Chaim Gross opens at Educational Alliance Art School

New exhibit on Chaim Gross opens at Educational Alliance Art School

Exhibit celebrates a 70-year relationship between artist and school

November 10, 2016

Foundation welcomes over 1,000 visitors during Open House New York Weekend

Foundation welcomes over 1,000 visitors during Open House New York Weekend

Fourth year participating in the five-borough event

October 15-16, 2016

Foundation Hosts over 70 people from Greenwich Village Community for Plaque Unveiling

Foundation Hosts over 70 people from Greenwich Village Community for Plaque Unveiling

Plaque Awarded by Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and Two Boots Foundation

October 6, 2016

The Magazine Antiques publishes feature article on Chaim Gross and the Foundation

The Magazine Antiques publishes feature article on Chaim Gross and the Foundation

Scholar Diana Linden explores Gross's work and the Foundation in "Sculpting Joy"

September 1, 2016

Foundation initiates paid high-school internship program

Foundation initiates paid high-school internship program

Partnership is with Urban Assembly Gateway School for Technology in Hell's Kitchen

September 1, 2016

Welcome to our first UA intern, Cynthia Bergello!

Foundation hosts Frick Library & Center for Italian Modern Art  Summer Interns

Foundation hosts Frick Library & Center for Italian Modern Art Summer Interns

Interns come for a tour and professional develoment session with CIMA's Ilaria Conti

August 9, 2016

Foundation featured in Hyperallergic

Foundation featured in Hyperallergic

August 2, 2016

Foundation is featured in ARTnews

Foundation is featured in ARTnews

July 29, 2016

Spring 2016 Newsletter from the Director

June 23, 2016

Soho Arts Network Interns Visit the Watson Library at the Met

Soho Arts Network Interns Visit the Watson Library at the Met

June 3, 2016

Over 20 interns from the 16 non-profit arts organizations in the SoHo Arts Network were welcomed by Ken Soehner, Chief Librarian of the Watson Library and other staff at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a behind-the-scenes look at this renowned research library. They were also introduced to new acquisitions, including modern and contemporary artists' books.

SoHo Memory Project Mobile Museum in Residence during April and May

SoHo Memory Project Mobile Museum in Residence during April and May

May 1, 2016

In partnership with the SoHo Arts Network, the Foundation hosted a free and interactive public program with the SoHo Memory Project to learn about the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood. SoHo historian Yukie Ohta presented the SoHo Memory Project Portable Historical Society, a mobile museum featuring the sights, sounds, and smells of SoHo in the 1970s through such unconventional media as Viewmaster viewers, 3-D printed miniatures, and a smell station. For the first session, Ohta gave a lecture and presentation, and for the second session, the Foundation hosted the SMP's mobile museum outside on LaGuardia Place for special Saturday hours. The program was generously supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.

Foundation's Curator of Collections Sasha Davis will attend Attingham Summer Program

Foundation's Curator of Collections Sasha Davis will attend Attingham Summer Program

April 17, 2016

The Foundation's Curator of Collections Sasha Davis has been accepted into the prestigious Attingham Summer School for 2016.  Sasha will travel to Britain in early July to study historic houses and collections with other Attingham fellows. We look forward to learning from her as we continue to research, preserve, and share Chaim Gross's historic home, sculpture studio and art collections with our public.

Foundation Hosts SoHo Memory Project's Mobile Museum

Foundation Hosts SoHo Memory Project's Mobile Museum

First of two programs with SMP at the Foundation

April 14, 2016

The Foundation offered a free and interactive public program with the SoHo Memory Project to learn about the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood. SoHo historian Yukie Ohta presented the SoHo Memory Project Portable Historical Society, a mobile museum featuring the sights, sounds, and smells of SoHo in the 1970s through such unconventional media as Viewmaster viewers, 3-D printed miniatures, and a smell station.

This program is generously supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.

In partnership with the SoHo Arts Network, the program will travel to sites throughout SoHo through July 2016. Further information is available here: http://www.sohoarts.org/SAN-NYCHA-press-release-12-17-15.pdf

Co-Founder of New England Center for Circus Arts Elsie Smith Gives Talk & Demonstration

Co-Founder of New England Center for Circus Arts Elsie Smith Gives Talk & Demonstration

In Conjuction with Foundation's Circus & Vaudeville exhibit

March 20, 2016

Elsie Smith gave a talk featuring the Visual Arts of Chaim Gross and photography from the New England Center for Circus Arts, and explored the circus-themed sculpture and drawings of Chaim Gross currently featured in the Foundation's 2016 special exhibit, Circus & Vaudeville. She used photographs from performances and classes at the premiere circus arts training school in the United States, as well as the real bodies that inspired the art, through the eyes of a world-traveled performer who has been featured with Cirque du Soleil and other companies. A live circus performance was also featured.

Foundation welcomes interns Maia Ferrari and Jonathan Bromley for Spring 2016

Foundation welcomes interns Maia Ferrari and Jonathan Bromley for Spring 2016

february 25, 2016

Stephen Powers joins Mimi Gross for walkthrough of Circus & Vaudeville

Stephen Powers joins Mimi Gross for walkthrough of Circus & Vaudeville

Powers's site-specific installation currently on view at Brooklyn Museum

february 25, 2016

Futurepoem readings: Charles Bernstein, Rachel Levitsky and Edwin Torres

Futurepoem readings: Charles Bernstein, Rachel Levitsky and Edwin Torres

Foundation's first event with this NYC-based poetry publishing collaborative

February 11, 2016

Foundation Welcomes Painter Judy Glantzman and Students

Foundation Welcomes Painter Judy Glantzman and Students

Third year of daylong sketching program at Foundation for New York Studio School students

December 4, 2015

Students use Chaim Gross's sculpture and extensive collection of American, European and African art as inspiration.

Foundation hosts joint reception with Anne Frank Center USA

Foundation hosts joint reception with Anne Frank Center USA

An evening of art and discussion to honor the voice and vision of Chaim Gross and Anne Frank

December 2, 2015

The Foundation and Center hosted a cocktail reception to celebrate the tremendous contribution both of these remarkable individuals have made to the creative arts. They responded to their Jewish heritage from distinct yet intersecting historical periods with a voice and vision that is both unique yet universal.

 

A specially curated tour of Chaim Gross's astounding private art collection was led by Dr. Susan Fisher, art historian and Executive Director of the Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation, with opening remarks by New York painter Mimi Gross, daughter of the artist.

Yiddish Scholar Kathryn Hellerstein Reads Yiddish Poems on Art, including work by Naftoli Gross, brother of Chaim Gross

Yiddish Scholar Kathryn Hellerstein Reads Yiddish Poems on Art, including work by Naftoli Gross, brother of Chaim Gross

Public program in Conjunction with our 2015 Exhibit "The Word of Modern Art: Artists as Writers"

October 29, 2015

Foundation Welcomes over 600 visitors for 2015 Open House New York Weekend

Foundation Welcomes over 600 visitors for 2015 Open House New York Weekend

Third year that the Foundation opens its doors for this exceptional five-borough event

October 17, 2015

Poet and critic Raphael Rubinstein reads his "A Geniza"

Poet and critic Raphael Rubinstein reads his "A Geniza"

Public program In Collaboration with Granary Books

October 8, 2015

Poet Simon Pettet reads artists' poems and his own work

Poet Simon Pettet reads artists' poems and his own work

Public program in Conjunction with our 2015 Exhibit "The Word of Modern Art: Artists as Writers"

September 24, 2015

Pettet reads his own work along with poems by Pablo Picasso, Louis Michel Eilshemius, and Marsden Hartley, and others featured in the Foundation's exhibition.

Foundation Welcomes Fall 2015 Interns Brittany Cassandra and Joseph Marron

Foundation Welcomes Fall 2015 Interns Brittany Cassandra and Joseph Marron

Cassandra a Graduate Student at NYU Museum Studies Program; Marron an undergraduate at CUNY Staten Island

September 1, 2015

U Penn Professor Al Filreis Hosts NYC ModPo Meet-Up at Foundation

U Penn Professor Al Filreis Hosts NYC ModPo Meet-Up at Foundation

An Onsite Poetry Class on 20th-Century American Poetry also Broadcast Online

September 2015

Foundation wins 2015 Village Award

Foundation wins 2015 Village Award

Given by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

June 17, 2015

"The Foundation more than merits recognition and support for its contribution to the Greenwich Village community and its artistic heritage, and GVSHP is proud to recognize an inspiring institution which has preserved and made available to the public an unparalleled collection of paintings, sculpture, and photography that speaks to the incredible and inspiring artistic tradition of Greenwich Village."

Foundation featured in 111 Places in New York That You Must Not Miss by Jo-Anne Elikann

July 15, 2015

Foundation Welcomes Erin Dodge as 2015 Summer and Fall Furniture Conservation Intern

Dodge a second-year graduate student at NYU's Museum Studies Program

June 1, 2015

Dodge is also currently a Conservation Intern at the Hispanic Society of America.

Susan Fisher and Mimi Gross Participate in International Symposium on American Art supported by Terra Foundation

Susan Fisher and Mimi Gross Participate in International Symposium on American Art supported by Terra Foundation

Dr. Fisher presents paper on sculptors as writers; Gross serves as moderator for closing panel

May 15, 2015

“Wordstruck: American Artists as Readers, Writers & Literati,” at Maria Curie-SkÅ‚odowska University

May 13–16, 2015
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland

For many American artists—as diverse as Washington Allston, Marsden Hartley, Ad Reinhardt, Robert Motherwell, and John Cage—writing was an essential art-making procedure, connected to other creative practices. By considering both artistic and utilitarian writings of American painters, this three-day symposium offers a literary perspective on the contribution of artists’ philosophical and aesthetic thought to the development of American culture and society. Organizers aim to challenge one stereotype that artists do not create new ideas but merely interpret, in visual form, those of others.

The entire symposium includes 13 sessions: six keynote lectures and 26 shorter presentations by scholars from Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada.

Foundation a Founding Member of New Soho Arts Network

Foundation a Founding Member of New Soho Arts Network

Joining Judd Foundation, the Drawing Center, Center for Modern Italian Art, and 13 other non-profit art spaces in Soho

Spring 2015

Smithsonian Curator Dr. Karen Lemmey Discusses Her New Exhibit

Smithsonian Curator Dr. Karen Lemmey Discusses Her New Exhibit

Public Lecture on the "Direct Carving" exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

April 30, 2015

Exhibit includes two major works by Chaim Gross from the Smithsonian's permanent collection.

Pulitzer-prize finalist Ron Padgett reads artists' poems and his own work

Pulitzer-prize finalist Ron Padgett reads artists' poems and his own work

Public program in Conjunction with our 2015 Exhibit "The Word of Modern Art: Artists as Writers"

April 21, 2015

Video of this event coming soon!

Foundation Director Susan Fisher speaks on Chaim Gross at American Academy in Rome

Paper is part of symposium on American artists in postwar Rome

January 16-17, 2015

Foundation Welcomes Two January-Term Interns from Oberlin College

Foundation Welcomes Two January-Term Interns from Oberlin College

Fifth year that Foundation hosts interns from the school

January 1, 2015

This year's interns are Noah Margulis and Elizabeth Akant.