Artist Talks

Susan Rosenbaum and Ori Soltes Present Reconstructing Ben: Social Commentary on the Art of Benjamin Abramowitz

Michael Platt and Carol Beane installing works by Benjamin Abramowitz at 14th and V, NW, Busboys and Poets. Courtesy of Busboys and Poets.

Michael Platt and Carol Beane installing works by Benjamin Abramowitz at 14th and V, NW, Busboys and Poets. Courtesy of Busboys and Poets.

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Talk: Monday, October 3 from 6pm to 8pm

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Benjamin Abramowitz died in 2011 leaving a legacy of visual art that ranges from abstraction and social realist paintings to iconic sculptural forms. Originally a W.P.A. artist at 19, his art work is now in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the Phillips Collection, the DC government and many more. He established himself with dozens of museum and gallery solo and group exhibitions in Washington for six decades. His appetite for the visual statement drew him initially to the social and political: tragedies of war, and persecution.

You can sample a small part of the amazingly large output and significance of this unique artistic figure thru the exhibition, Seeking Sanctuary: Yesterday and Today, on display in the Langston Room at the 14th and V., NW Busboys and Poets. Curated by Curator in Residence, Carol R. Dyson, the exhibition features large wall reproductions by master printer, Michael Platt.

Join daughter Susan Rosenbaum, formerly Vice President at the Corcoran, to learn about the life, prodigious output and challenges faced by the prolific Abramowitz who passed away at the age of 94 leaving almost 6,500 works of art.

There will be addition perspectives from Ori Soltes Ph.D., Professor at Georgetown University, author, and former Director and Curator of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington, DC, where he curated over 80 exhibitions.

The talk will be at Busboys and Poets at 14th and V NW, Langston Room. For more information, contact [email protected]

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