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Symposia & Lectures
21 Sep 2015

Folk Art Pioneers Series: Lindsay Pollock on Edith Halpert

In a lecture titled “Investing in Folk Art: The Remarkable Edith Halpert and her Downtown Gallery,” Lindsay Pollock, Editor-in-Chief of Art in America and author of The Girl With The Gallery, will focus on the life of Edith Gregor Halpert, the proprietor of one of the first art galleries in Greenwich Village, the Downtown Gallery.


Image: Artist unidentified, Horse Toy, probably Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, c. 1860–1890, paint on poplar, 11 3/4 x 12 3/8 x 3 1/2″, American Folk Art Museum, New York, gift of Ralph Esmerian, 2013.1.29. Ex coll. Edith Halpert Photo. Photo © 2000 John Bigelow Taylor.