On the weekend afternoons of Sept 24 and 25th, a group of art collecting friends of Artspace will open their homes and share their passion for art as a benefit to raise funds for City-Wide Open Studios. The tours feature some of our region’s idiosyncratic collections and set the stage for the upcoming CWOS festival (Oct 7-Nov 11, 2016).
On September 24-25, four friends of Artspace will open their homes to share the stories behind their private art collections. The tours offer a rare chance to see highly idiosyncratic collections in our region and promote the practice and understanding of art collecting. They also set the stage for studio visits during Artspace’s 19th CWOS festival, October 7-November 11, 2016.
Each tour accommodates 16 people and lasts 90 minutes. Light refreshments will be served.
Sunday, September 25th 1:30pm
Visit Brad Hajzak in his new loft in downtown New Haven which features work by Carroll Dunham, Nicole Eisenman, Glenn Ligon, William Pope.L, Dario Robleto, Jonas Wood, and others. The collection spans paintings, works on paper and sculpture. Outside of his work at Yale, Brad is an active curator; his exhibitions have been mounted in New York at Zieher Smith and Hirschl & Adler Modern, and at Geoffrey Young Gallery in Great Barrington. Frauke Josenhans, Acting Head and the Horace Goldsmith Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Yale Art Gallery, will lead the tour.
Sunday, September 25th 12pm
Alva Greenberg, who for many years ran New London’s premier art gallery ALVA, opens up her home in Old Saybrook with an extensive collection acquired across family generations and through her own career and travels. With works both inside and on the gorgeous grounds, the collection includes Arman, Corot, Avery, LeWitt, Bearden, and the Ashcan School, as well as international artists focusing on Cuba and Haiti. Claudia Gould, Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director, The Jewish Museum (NYC) will lead the tour.