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The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Annual Members Exhibition
Upper Gallery, June 07, 2015 - June 19, 2015
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe (1828-1887) was a prominent New York philanthropist and art collector, and the only woman among the 106 founders of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition to bequeathing her painting collection to the museum, Ms. Wolfe left an endowment to Grace Church in Manhattan to promote “women’s work.” At the urging of Rector Dr. William Reed Huntington and several parishioners, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club was established in 1896. The purpose at the time was to provide aid, counsel and exhibition opportunities to young women artists in New York City.
Through the years, the Club’s focus changed to reflect the members’ professional standing and interests. Today’s members are represented in museums, prestigious art collections, the Who’s Who series in American art and in homes around the world. Their media include oil, watercolor, pastel , graphics and sculpture. Women artists may apply to the Membership Committee for consideration as a full artist member after three acceptances into the Annual Open Juried Exhibition within a ten-year period.
Gallery hours: weekdays 1-6pm, weekends 1-5pm.
A special watercolor demonstration by Anne Kullaf will be given on Thursday, June 11 @ 6:30pm. More information forthcoming.