Past Exhibitions

Past exhibitions at RiverSpring Living.

Check out some of our past exhibitions.

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Unlisted: Underappreciated Women Artists from the Permanent Collection

Unlisted: Underappreciated Women Artists from the Permanent Collection

May 29-October 22, 2022

This exhibition highlights seventeen mid- to late twentieth-century women artists selected from the permanent collection who worked in modernist styles, yet are not often exhibited today despite their significant skills, careers and accomplishments.

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F11: Digital Paintings for Full Screen

April 11-August 8, 2021

“F11” refers to the function key that opens full screen viewing in most internet browsers. In the COVID-19 era when many art spaces are closed or open at limited capacity, online exhibitions have become ubiquitous.

Impressions of Eastern Europe

Impressions of Eastern Europe: Prints from the Permanent Collection

February 23–May 10, 2020

The exhibition includes lithographs, etchings, engravings and woodcuts by 16 artists who were participants in some of the most significant art movements of the 20th century.

Leonard Freed: Israel Magazine 1967–1968

Leonard Freed: Israel Magazine 1967–1968

September 15, 2019–January 5, 2020

This includes 50 black and white photographs from Freed’s estate, many of which were reproduced in Israel Magazine, where Freed was a staff photographer.

From the Eastern Bloc to the Bronx: Early Acquisitions from The Art Collection

From the Eastern Bloc to the Bronx: Early Acquisitions from The Art Collection

May 5–August 25, 2019

In this exhibition, Leonard Ursachi addresses themes of environmental and social crises caused by manmade events. He reflects on how the destruction of natural resources is intimately interconnected with the effacement of human history and culture.

Erosion: Works by Leonard Ursachi

Erosion: Works by Leonard Ursachi

July 15, 2018–January 6, 2019

In this exhibition Leonard Ursachi addresses themes of environmental and social crises caused by manmade events and reflects on how the destruction of natural resources is intimately interconnected with the effacement of human history and culture.

Swords into Ploughshares: Sculpture by Jay Moss

Swords Into Ploughshares: Sculpture by Jay Moss

July 15–October 7, 2018

The exhibition includes 13 sculptures made between 1980 and 2012. Many of them reflect Moss’s experience on the front lines during WWII when he served as a combat engineer. Moss has worked for more than seven decades.

Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth

Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth

January 28-May 27, 2018

Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale is pleased to announce Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth, jointly organized with the Jewish Art Salon and guest curator Ori Z. Soltes for the 2017 Jerusalem Biennale.

Chuck Fishman: Roots, Resilience and Renewal

Chuck Fishman: Roots, Resilience and Renewal—A Portrait of Polish Jews, 1975–2016

September 17, 2017-January 7, 2018

This exhibition includes 36 black and white photographs made during multiple trips Fishman took to Poland over a period of more than 40 years, first as a young college student and later as a professional photojournalist.

Brenda Zlamany

Brenda Zlamany: 100/100

September 10, 2017–January 7, 2018

Brenda Zlamany’s exhibition features 100 watercolor portraits of residents of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, and is part of the artist’s “Itinerant Portraitist” project.

Across Divides: Borders and Boundaries in Contemporary Art

Across Divides: Borders and Boundaries in Contemporary Art

March 26–July 30, 2017

Grounded in the description in the biblical Book of Genesis that the world came into being through a series of divisions. This exhibition explores how individuals and communities maintain their distinctiveness, yet also reach across divides.

92 Americans. Every Day. A Project About Gun Violence in America by Marisa Gonzales Silverstein

92 Americans. Every Day. A Project About Gun Violence in America by Marisa Gonzales Silverstein

January 22–March 5, 2017

For 200 days, Gonzales Silverstein created unique designs using 92 carefully folded, cut, and glued black paper triangles, each representing one of the 92 Americans killed every day by gun violence.

Susan Schwalb: Metalpoint Paintings

Susan Schwalb: Metalpoint Paintings

January 15–May 14, 2017

This exhibition includes 15 paintings executed in metalpoint and colored gesso by Susan Schwalb, who has been working in the centuries-old technique since 1973.

L’dor Vador/From Generation to Generation: Portrait Photographs by Seth Harrison

L’dor Vador/From Generation to Generation: Portrait Photographs by Seth Harrison

November 6–December 29, 2016

These photographs originally accompanied a Journal News/Lohud feature story about the impact of their parents’ and grandparents’ experiences on the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors.

Robert Katz: The Five Books of Moses

Robert Katz: The Five Books of Moses

September 18, 2016–January 5, 2017

According to Katz, the project was inspired by a request from his children to build a three-dimensional book that would illustrate the biblical text.

Etching Out Dreams

Etching Out Dreams: Contemporary Slovak Prints by Dušan Kállay, Kamila Štanclová, and Katarína Vavrová

July 27–October 23, 2016

The graphic arts have long played a pivotal role in the history of Slovak art, before, during and after the Communist era.

Richard McBee: Relative Narratives

Richard McBee: Relative Narratives

April 10–August 14, 2016

In Richard McBee: Relative Narratives, Richard McBee draws equally from what is read and what is seen.

Making Continuity Contemporary: Eastern Europe in New York

Making Continuity Contemporary: Eastern Europe in New York

March 13–July 17, 2016

This exhibition addresses themes of personal history, geographical dislocation, identity, and intellectual freedom.

To Forgive and Remember: Reshaping Contemporary Consciousness

To Forgive and Remember: Reshaping Contemporary Consciousness

September 10, 2015–January 3, 2016

This exhibition of 15 works by nine contemporary artists surveys both the historical and present impact of judgment, forgiveness, oneness and remembrance on individuals and communities through the lens of contemporary art.

Vincent Hložník: Between War and Dream

Vincent Hložník: Between War and Dream

March 29–August 16, 2015

Hložník’s approach to art was profoundly affected by his time as a student in Prague during World War II where he witnessed Nazi atrocities. This experience led him to address themes of war, isolation and human suffering in his work.

Archie Rand: Psalm 68

Archie Rand: Psalm 68

September 21, 2014–January 4, 2015

In the series Psalm 68, Archie Rand uses abstract iconography to explore one of the oldest extant Hebrew poems and its compelling, if elusive, narrative.

Lithography in Leningrad: Soviet Graphic Arts in the 1950s and 60s

Lithography in Leningrad: Soviet Graphic Arts in the 1950s and 60s

May 18—August 17, 2014

This exhibition, features 37 lithographs created by nine official artists at the state-run Leningrad Experimental Graphics Workshop in the Soviet Union in the late 1950s and early 60s.

Lynda Caspe – Biblical Reliefs and Cityscapes

Lynda Caspe – Biblical Reliefs and Cityscapes

September 22, 2013–January 5, 2014

Lynda Caspe began a series of relief sculptures inspired by familiar stories from the Bible in 2007 and has continued to create additional works in bronze as recently as the summer of 2013.

Some Things Seen in Israel: Photographs by Burt Allen Solomon

Some Things Seen in Israel: Photographs by Burt Allen Solomon

April 14–July 28, 2013

This exhibit features a selection of 42 black-and-white photographs taken at intervals over a forty-year period from the Mediterranean Sea to across the Green Line, Israel’s pre-1967 border.

Under the Iron Curtain: Modern Art from the Soviet Bloc

Under the Iron Curtain: Modern Art from the Soviet Bloc

December 16, 2012–March 31, 2013

The works here exemplify a cross-section of styles and movements that defined the progression of modern art in the Eastern Bloc during and after the Thaw − Nikita Khrushchev’s de-Stalinization efforts that began after the death of the Soviet Premier in 1953.

Echoes of Vitebsk: Paintings by Solomon Gershov

Echoes of Vitebsk: Paintings by Solomon Gershov

September 24–December 2, 2012

Echoes of Vitebsk: Paintings by Solomon Gershov includes five imaginative portraits by Solomon Gershov of “Tevye the Dairyman” – the Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem’s famed protagonist who first appeared in a short story in 1894 – and a sixth painting, Sabbath Evening.

Jonathan Hammer, Kovno-Kobe, 2010

Jonathan Hammer: Kovno-Kobe and Tarnish and Shine: Silverpoint Drawings

SApril 29 – July 29, 2012

Two exhibitions of the work of Jonathan Hammer, Kovno-Kobe and Tarnish and Shine: Silverpoint Drawings, will be on view from April 29 – July 29, 2012 at the Derfner Judaica and in the Elma and Milton A. Gilbert Pavilion Gallery, respectively.

Women of the Balcony

Jane Trigère: Women of the Balcony

October 30, 2011 – February 5, 2012

Women of the Balcony honors the women of former Congregation Ohav Sholaum in upper Manhattan. An installation consisting of four fabric wall panels and a three-dimensional sculptural assemblage, it acknowledges the women of the synagogue, many of whom created seat cushions that marked their places in the balcony.

Risaburo Kimura: Great Cities of the World

Risaburo Kimura: Great Cities of the World

August 1–October 2, 2011

Risaburo Kimura: Great Cities of the World features a portfolio of eight lithographs drawn from the Hebrew Home’s permanent collection, Great Cities of the World, 1974, a series of abstract works inspired by Amsterdam, London, Moscow, New York, Peking, Sydney, Tokyo and Venice.

Succoth, 2004, transparent photo on wood with ink text smeared on plate glass, 14 x 14 inches

Micaela Amato: Exile Traces

March 6–May 22, 2011

These works include transparent photograph collages and gouache paintings on wood or plate-glass, some appended with paper flowers or tulle, and gouache drawings on Japanese paper featuring spiraling “dots,” or “celestial bodies,” suggesting biological cells that refer to a blood disorder from which the artist has suffered.

Nancy Lasar, Against Cardinal Rouge, 2007, aquatint, spit bite and soft ground, 22 x 58 in.

VanDeb Editions: Monotypes + Etchings from a Printmaking Atelier

May 25–August 22, 2010

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale is pleased to announce its latest exhibition, VanDeb Editions: Monotypes + Etchings from a Printmaking Atelier, which will feature works by 23 different artists published by VanDeb Editions, a printmaking studio in Manhattan that specializes in monotypes and etchings.

Rachel Leibman, Illumination #21, 2008, collage from ancient manuscript images, 20 x 16 inches

Rachel Leibman – Illuminations

January 26–April 25, 2010

Leibman’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, NJ, Elizabeth McGraw Gallery in Livingston, NJ, and the Synagogue for the Arts in Tribeca, as well as in numerous group shows. She lives and works in New Jersey.

Bernard Gotfryd, David Ben-Gurion, 1971, gelatin-silver print, 14 x 11 inches. Courtesy the artist.

The Eye of a Generation — Bernard Gotfryd: Portraits & Landscapes

August 17 – October 26, 2008

The exhibition, The Eye of a Generation — Bernard Gotfryd: Portraits and Landscapes, features the work of photographer, Holocaust survivor, and award-winning author Bernard Gotfryd.

Hermine Ford, Untitled (1/03), 2003, varied media on paper, 22 x 30 inches

Hermine Ford: Paintings and Works on Paper

November 25–January 4, 2004

A graduate of Antioch College in Ohio, Hermine Ford also studied at the Yale School of Art and Architecture, and has been exhibiting her work since 1974. The exhibition includes her early shaped paintings on canvas, her more recent drawings, and paintings that have not been shown before.

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