Lambertville, NJ: On Tuesday, June 6, Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house with Joshua Ruff titled “Brilliant Partners – Judith and Gerson Leiber.” Ruff will explore the life and times of these two creative souls who pursued their respective paths – Judith as an internationally-renowned handbag designer, and Gerson as an ingeniously versatile modern artist – with passionate determination bolstered by loving support.
Joshua Ruff is Director of Collections and Interpretation for The Long Island Museum and a Senior Lecturer in History at St. Joseph’s College. He has curated over 40 exhibitions, including “Brilliant Partners: The Handbags of Judith Leiber/The Art of Gerson Leiber,” “American Horizons: Landscape Art in the United States,” and “Long Island, America’s 1950’s Frontier.” He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Syracuse University.
The auction house opens on Tuesday, June 6 at noon. A wine and cheese reception begins at 5 pm. The presentation will begin at 6 pm.
Please R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-397-9374 ext. 119. If you are unable to R.S.V.P. in advance, please join us. All are welcome.