Adopt a Work of Art

To keep in a safe and sound state.

The Heckscher Museum of Art's Permanent Collection provides the institution's primary educational tool. The Museum offers an "adoption" program focusing on the paintings, sculptures and works on paper requiring conservation. The Adopt a Work of Art program is a unique opportunity to become a proud "parent" of some of the Museum's most important treasures.
For more information contact: Michael W. Schantz, Executive Director & CEO, at 631.351.3250.

Available for Adoption

Ilya Bolotowsky, Still Life with Red Cloth, Fruit and Delft Pitcher, c. 1933.
Ilya Bolotowsky's Still Life with Red Cloth, Fruit and Delft Pitcher is one of the Museum's loveliest early 20th-century still life paintings. A founding member of the New York-based American Abstract Artists group in 1936, Bolotowsky was a Russian-born artist who came to the United States in 1923. This piece is a transitional work in Bolotowsky's artistic development. It has roots in the traditions of 17th-century Dutch painting, but points to the transformative aesthetic of early 20th-century modernism.

Conservation of this work is a top priority as the painting is scheduled in the exhibition Cornucopia: Still Lifes from the Collection opening in May 2016. The paint surface needs to be stabilized and attached to a new canvas support, mounted to a stretcher, and the areas of loss inpainted. For exhibition, this work also requires a compatible frame. Cost to adopt this work: $5,250

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