Private Viewing of "Action/Abstraction: Pollack, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976" to Highlight Long Island/Queens Gala

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950

April 7, 2008, New York, NY

A private opening night viewing of Action/Abstraction: Pollack, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976 will be the highlight of the Long Island/Queens Cabinet of The Jewish Theological Seminary’s “An Elegant Evening at The Jewish Museum” on Sunday, May 4.

JTS Chancellor Arnold Eisen will be the special guest. The evening, which will begin at 6:30 p.m., will include cocktails, buffet dinner, and gallery tours. Joy Perla and Alan Schecter are chairs of the LI/Queens Cabinet.

Action/Abstraction: Pollack, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976 is the first major exhibition in twenty years to rethink Abstract Expressionism, providing a fresh look at the painting and sculpture that transformed the art world after World War II. Fifty masterpieces by thirty-one artists—including Pollack, de Kooning, Rothko, and Frankenthaler—are viewed from the perspective of influential, rival art critics Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg, the artists, and popular culture.

The evening will also feature a “Green Journal” that will be displayed on a large screen throughout the evening and following the event on the JTS website. Proceeds from the evening will help JTS meet an array of vital needs in its unparalleled mission of learning and leadership.

The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York City. A minimum donation of $600 is required to attend the event. Green Journal advertisements will be accepted through April 25. Further information is available by calling (516) 496-9525 or emailing Bonnie Epstein or Gwynne Wicks.