About the Art Collection
Founded with the mission of bringing art and culture to residents who could no longer visit cultural institutions on their own, The Art Collection continues to grow through the generosity of donors. Our permanent collection includes work by such renowned artists as Marc Chagall, Alex Katz, Robert Mangold, Joan Mitchell, Louise Nevelson, Pablo Picasso, Ben Shahn, and Andy Warhol.
A rarity in New York City, the Hebrew Home at Riverdale has a sculpture garden that overlooks the magnificent Hudson River and Palisades. It includes works by such sculptors as Herbert Ferber, Menashe Kadishman, Reuben Nakian, Marsha Pels, and Joel Perlman, among others.
Art for Children
Art for the young (and young at heart) may be found throughout the halls in the form of interactive, inter-generational displays. The Hebrew Home boasts two indoor garden railroad dioramas by the award-winning landscape architect Paul Busse, known for his design of the annual Holiday Train display at The New York Botanical Garden, as well as a collection of Madame Alexander First Lady dolls, and Pickles and Egg Cream, an installation of miniatures by Ruby G. Strauss that provide a peek into immigrant New York of the 1920s-1950s.
Delighting sports fans of all ages, our Yankees exhibit features authentic memorabilia from the Bronx Bombers, including seats from the old Yankee Stadium, bats and game balls, and even autographed items from the legendary Derek Jeter.
Rotating exhibitions can be seen throughout the year in the lobby gallery of the Elma and Milton A. Gilbert Pavilion as well as in the Derfner Judaica Museum. These engaging exhibitions feature contemporary artists, explore art historical themes drawn from the permanent collection or highlight Jewish art and culture.
For more information about current and past exhibitions, events, and scholarly research, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-581-1330