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Modigliani at the Jewish: EXHIBITION

Hosted by the Consul of the New York Artists Group
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Took place 3 weeks 6 days ago
Thu 26 Oct 17:00 - 18:00

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Modigliani Unmasked

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The Jewish Museum presents an exhibition of early drawings by Amedeo Modigliani—many of which are being shown for the first time in the United States. Acquired directly from the artist by Dr. Paul Alexandre, his close friend and first patron, these works illuminate Modigliani's heritage as an Italian Sephardic Jew as pivotal to understanding his artistic output.

Modigliani Unmasked considers the celebrated artist Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, Protected content after he arrived in Paris in Protected content , when the city was still roiling with anti-Semitism after the long-running tumult of the Dreyfus Affair and the influx of foreign emigres. Modigliani’s Italian-Sephardic background helped forge a complex cultural identity that rested in part on the ability of Italian Jews historically to assimilate and embrace diversity. Keep reading Protected content