SUMMER OF 2014 EXHIBITION

THE MARRIAGE OF TRUE MINDS ~ GERSON AND JUDITH LEIBER

The Leiber Collection is pleased to announce our Summer 2014 exhibition, The Marriage of True Minds ~ Gerson and Judith Leiber’, showcasing the extraordinary new paintings of Contemporary Modernist Painter, Gerson Leiber, as well as over 500 examples of Judith Leiber’s artful creations.   The incredible artistry of these works is sure to amaze.

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 PRESS RELEASE:

THE MARRIAGE OF TRUE MINDS:
A UNIQUE JOINT EXHIBITION OF TWO REMARKABLE ARTISTS

East Hampton, NY — Judith Leiber has designed handbags for nearly all the First Ladies from 1953 onward as well as for Academy Award, Grammy award, and Emmy award nominees. Her handbags are considered such unique works of art that 80 bags are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and many others are in the Corcoran Galleries, The Victoria and Albert Museum, and numerous regional museums around the United States.

The paintings, drawings, etchings, and lithographs of Judith’s husband, modernist artist Gerson Leiber, are also in many museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art, and many more.

Now, after more than 68 years of marriage, a marriage of true minds, the Leibers, who are in their nineties, will have their first, and perhaps only, joint exhibition of their work at their Renaissance-style, Palladian museum in East Hampton. The museum sits amidst seven acres of gardens, each one individually designed by Gerson Leiber. The museum and the gardens are open free-of-charge to visitors every Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

In this joint exhibition, viewers can see the culmination of the Leibers’ manifold accomplishments that have taken distinctive shapes over the years. While their creative skills are entirely dissimilar, their fascination with color, composition, texture, and the need to be productive, creative artists has been a shared passion that has guided and enlivened their vocations for more than seven decades.

Judith’s handbags have been declared objets d’art by Geoffrey Beene; and in the New York Times, Hilton Kramer, the paper’s former premier art critic, praised Gerson for his mastery and skill of composition and color. Harold Koda, curator in charge of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, wrote: “…there is a beautiful resonance of aesthetic interests between Judith and Gerson, especially in their mutual love of brilliant color and rigorous structure.”

The Leiber Collectiion is located at 446 Old Stone Highway, Springs, East Hampton, NY. It is open from 1 PM to 4 PM every Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday from the Memorial Day weekend through October. The website is www.leibercollection.org

 

 

PRESS RELEASE:

THE LEIBER COLLECTION HONORED BY THE TOWN & STATE         

East Hampton, NY – The Leiber Collection, located in Springs, has been honored by both the Town of East Hampton and the State of New York.

In a proclamation issued by the East Hampton Town Board and presented by Deputy Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc, it was declared “the Leiber Museum has been visited by thousands of students who regard Judith Leiber as a fashion icon and pioneer, and has welcomed visitors from virtually every state and several European, South American, and Asian countries who have made it one of the cultural monuments of East Hampton, therefore, the Town of East Hampton honors Judith and Gerson Leiber for their artistic achievements and cultural contributions to our community.”

The State of New York also issued a proclamation that was presented on the grounds of the Leiber Collection by State Senator LaValle and State Assemblyman Thiele. Their proclamation declared that “in East Hampton the Leibers have built a magnificent Palladian-style museum on seven acres of beautiful gardens…the legislative body is proud to extend its highest commendation to Judith Leiber for her dedication and commitment to her community and heritage.”

Earlier this year both Senator Gillibrand and Senator Schumer issued similar proclamations that commemorate and honor the artistic contributions of the Leibers.

The Leiber Collection is open and free to the public on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 PM. For further information, please visit the www.leibercollection.org or email info@leibercollection.org

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

Judith Leiber Handbags

Since 2008, over one hundred and fifty of Judith Leiber’s most prized designs have been on permanent view at the Leiber Collection. Each display has been curated with attention to detail and design, encouraging visitors to view these iconic fashionable objects as works of art. This retrospective exhibition offers views not only on the development of Leiber’s acclaimed designs, but on the various advances made in the fashion industry during her fruitful career. To view the entire catalog for this exhibition, select the link below:

JL.MuseumCatalog.1.pdf

Antique Chinese Porcelains from Eight Dynasties (206 BCE to 1912)

The Leiber Collection’s 2008 inaugural exhibition Antique Chinese Porcelains from Eight Dynasties (206 BCE to 1912) features approximately 140 of Judith and Gerson Leiber’s rare Chinese porcelains. This eclectic collection contains pieces that date back thousands of years, as well as pieces that were created in the first years of the 20th Century. The exhibition offers vital cultural and artistic insights into China’s glorious past, demonstrating its magnificent contribution to the art and craft of porcelain pottery.

This exhibition remains on permanent display and can be viewed upon request in one of the collection’s private galleries. To view the entire catalog for this exhibition, select the link below:

Chinese Catalog