Berthe Weill

Art Dealer of the Parisian Avant-Garde

October 1, 2024–March 1, 2025

Berthe Weill: Art Dealer of the Parisian Avant-Garde
October 1, 2024–March 1, 2025

Berthe Weill: Art Dealer of the Parisian Avant-Garde surveys the groundbreaking career of the first modern woman art dealer. Berthe Weill (1865–1951) championed many fledgling masters of modern art early on—such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Amedeo Modigliani—as well as numerous others who did not achieve wide acclaim. The exhibition will feature approximately 80 artworks, many of which were shown at her gallery during the first four decades of the 20th century. Examining Weill’s contributions to the history of modernism as a gallerist, a passionate advocate of contemporary art, and a Jewish woman, it brings to light the remarkable achievements of a singular figure who overcame sexism and anti-Semitism in her quest to promote emerging artists. Co-organized by NYU’s Grey Art Museum, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Musée de l’Orangerie, the exhibition’s curatorial team includes Grey Director Lynn Gumpert and Marianne Le Morvan, founder and director of the Berthe Weill Archives.

Header image: Detail of Georges Kars (1882-1945), Dans le salon de peinture, 1933. Oil on canvas, 56 x 46 cm. Collection Dr. Miroslav Slezak, Bratislava, Slovakia.


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Starts Tuesday, Oct 01, 2024
Ends Saturday, Mar 01, 2025
Curator Marianne Le Morvan, Anne Grace, Lynn Gumpert, Sophie Eloy
Organized by Grey Art Museum, NYU; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Musée de l'Orangerie
Travel Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: May 5, 2025–September 7, 2025; Musée de l'Orangerie: October 8, 2025–January 25, 2026
Credits

Berthe Weill: Art Dealer of the Parisian Avant-Garde is organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Grey Art Museum, New York University, and the Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris.

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Exhibition Types: European Art French Art