- Exhibitions and Events
- Past Exhibitions
- 2008: Antique Chinese Porcelains from Eight Dynasties (206 BCE to 1912)
- 2009: Will Barnet Prints / Gerson Leiber Watercolors
- 2010: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Leiber Collection
- 2011: DRAWINGS DRAWINGS DRAWINGS: Recent Works on Paper by Gerson Leiber
- 2012-2013 Judith Leiber – An American Journey : From Artisan To Fashion Icon
- 2014-2015: THE MARRIAGE OF TRUE MINDS ~ GERSON AND JUDITH LEIBER
- 2016 Two Exhibitions: Gerson and Judith Leiber
- 2020 – The Garden of Friends
- Past Exhibitions
- Judith Leiber
- Gerson Leiber
- The Garden
THE LEIBER COLLECTION
WELCOMES THE PUBLIC TO
A FESTIVE OPENING CELEBRATION
East Hampton, NY — The Leiber Museum Collection, which has on display more than 500 artful Judith Leiber handbags and magnificent abstract paintings by Gerson Leiber, will have a celebratory opening on May 28 from 2 PM to 5 PM. All are invited to attend this annual Memorial Day weekend celebration.
A little background: Judith Leiber 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.
Gerson Leiber, a critically acclaimed modernist artist, has produced an impressive oeuvre of paintings, drawings, etchings, and lithographs, many of which are in 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.
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 unique artistic creations of the Leibers will be on display in their Renaissance-style, Palladian museum in Springs, 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.
Thousands of people have come to East Hampton and visited the Leiber Collection as their point of destination. They have come from virtually every state in the Union as well as from several European, South American, and Asian countries. The museum has proven to be one of the cultural monuments of East Hampton and has been praised by newspaper and magazine reporters as well as by United States Senators Gillibrand and Schumer.
The Leiber Collection 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 to Labor Day. The website is www.leibercollection.org and the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
- Back To The Garden - Portray Magazine
- FIU News – Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU to launch Judith Leiber: Master Craftsman
- Christie’s – The best museums for handbag collectors
- Long Island Weekly – New Nassau County Museum of Art Exhibition Highlights All Four Seasons
- Newsday – ‘The Seasons’ is in full bloom at Nassau County Museum of Art
- New York Post - The WWII love story behind NYC’s sparkliest handbags
- New York Magazine - Hillary Clinton and Sex and the City Loved These Rhinestone Purses
- WAG Magazine - Celebrating the Creativity of Judith Leiber
- Dexigner - Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story
- East Hampton Star - Leiber Handbags Celebrated at the Museum of Arts and Design
- Hadassah Magazine - Judith Leiber: All in the Bag
- Couture Notebook, "Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story” with Crystal Minaudières
NO MERE BAGATELLES, the story of Holocaust survivor and handbag design genius Judith Leiber and modernist artist Gerson Leiber, has just been published. Read more here.