Chaim Gross’s 100 Years in the Village
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 6:00pm
Born to a Jewish family in the Carpathian Mountains, sculptor and educator Chaim Gross came to New York City in 1921. An educator and sculptor who worked predominantly in wood, stone, and eventually bronze, Gross’s work conveys a sense of joy, exuberance, and celebration of movement and form -- the same joy Gross put into building his community of artists, his family, and his friendships with other Jewish immigrants.
Join us this Jewish History Month to celebrate 100 years since Gross’s arrival in New York and to explore his unique biography, work, and legacy with Sasha Davis, Executive Director of the Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation. Operating out of the historic home at 526 LaGuardia Place where the Gross family resided beginning in 1963, the foundation acquires, displays, researches, and educates about art. They hold an impressive collection of over 12,000 items, including Gross’s extensive personal collection.
Prior to serving as director of the Foundation, Sasha Davis was its curator of collections for over three years. She holds a BA in Art History from New York University and a certificate in Arts Administration, also from NYU.