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Selections from the Bertha Schaefer Collection

May 16, 2017 through July 23, 2017
  • Alfred Henry Maurer, Woman with Hat.
  • Alfred Henry Maurer, Father and Son.
  • Marsden Hartley, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Alpspitze).
  • Marsden Hartley, Altar Boulder, Dogtown.
  • Eduardo Chillida, Collage #1.
  • Toshiko Takaezu, Double Spouted Jar.
  • Elisabeth Frink, Small Bird.

In 1971, Sheldon received a sizable gift of paintings, prints, sculpture, and ceramics from the estate of Bertha Schaefer, a New York gallerist and interior designer. In presenting together several important works from her collection, this exhibition underscores the ongoing legacy of such a significant contribution to the museum.