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Matrons: Women Philanthropists and Collectors in Today's Art World

  • Jewish Museum 1109 5th Ave New York (map)

POWarts invites you to an exciting evening dedicated to the role of women philanthropists and collectors in today’s art world. Join us for a reception beginning at 7pm, followed by a panel discussion on "matrons," inspired by the new exhibition Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power. The galleries will be open for a private viewing until 9pm.

Members: Free / Non-Members: $20

$15 early bird tickets available through Nov. 7




Natalie Frank is an artist. Her work is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum (promised gift of Dr. Elizabeth Sackler), the Kemper Art Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Whitney Museum of Art, among other institutions. 

Mary-Kate O'Hare is an Advisor for American, Latin American and Contemporary Art at Citi Private Bank, Art Advisory & Finance. She was previously the Curator of American Art at the Newark Museum in New Jersey.

Sarah Peter is an artist and philanthropist. She is the founder of the Modern Women's Fund at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.  

Saya Woolfalk is an artist. Her work has been shown at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and MoMA PS1, among other venues.

Alexandra Schwartz (moderator) is the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey. She was formerly co-director of the Modern Women’s Project at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 



Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power examines the life and legacy of Helena Rubinstein, the famed cosmetics magnate whose art collection and philanthropy were vital to her pioneering business strategy. As the New York Post deftly put it, “no one had to tell Helena Rubinstein to ‘lean in.’” You can read more about the exhibition in W magazine and The New York Times

This event is generously hosted by the Jewish Museum, New York.

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