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Coming Up: Modern Families at ArtsWestchester – Opens March 3

Rarely Exhibited Portraits by Harlem Renaissance Photographer James Van Der Zee will be at the ArtsWestchester Gallery in White Plains as part of an exhibit exploring the diverse faces of “family.”

In the era between the two World Wars, Van Der Zee’s New York studio was a place where the rising African American middle class in Harlem was represented. Van Der Zee’s photographs, chosen and loaned by Westchester resident Donna Mussenden Van Der Zee, the photographer’s widow, provided the inspiration for ArtsWestchester’s new exhibit titled Modern Families.

The show also features work by ten contemporary photographers, including Sandra Wong Geroux of Larchmont. They address themes of family and community from diverse points of view.

Modern Families opens March 3 and runs through May 25 in the ArtsWestchester Gallery located at 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains.

Tom Atwood (New York City)
Gillian Laub (New York City/Westchester)
Barry Mason (Mount Vernon)
Iaritza Menjivar (Boston)
Ocean Morisset (Peekskill)
Shayok Mukhopadhyay
Stefan Radtke (Port Chester)
John Shearer (Katonah)
James Van Der Zee
Chris Verene (Brooklyn)
Sandra Wong Geroux (Larchmont)

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 3, 2019, 2-4 p.m.

RSVP requested online or to

On View: March 5 – May 25, 2019

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 12-5 p.m., Saturday: 12-6 p.m.

Location: ArtsWestchester Gallery, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains

photo: Gillian Laub


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