Two Exhibitions:

Judith Leiber : Line and Shape (PDF)
Gerson Leiber: Clarity, Honesty and Beauty (PDF)




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 and the email address is

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