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Artist Nicole Eisenman, A MacArthur Fellow, Speaks at Scarsdale Library

Artist Nicole Eisenman
Artist Nicole Eisenman Photo Credit: Contributed

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Artist Nicole Eisenman will speak Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Scarsdale Library.

A class of 2015 MacArthur Fellow, Eisenman has been the subject of numerous international gallery and museum exhibitions, most recently in a mid-career retrospective at the New Museum in New York City.

The MacArthur Fellows Program is awarded to individuals with outstanding talent who have not only shown success in their respective fields, but who are viewed to have tremendous potential for future accomplishment, according to a release.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation identified Eisenman as a “painter expanding the expressive potential of the figurative tradition in works that engage contemporary social issues and restore cultural significance to the representation of the human form.”

Eisenman’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Kunstalle Zurich and the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany.

“Nicole Eisenman is among the most accomplished artists of her generation,” said Scarsdale Library Director Beth Bermel.

“Her appropriation of art historical subjects and iconography is often recast as contemporary discourse, addressing both personal and public attention to our communal cultural dialogue.”

Eisenman, a 1983 graduate of Scarsdale High School, will discuss her work in conversation with fellow alumna and local artist Marnie Gelfman.

The free program will begin at 5 p.m. at the library, 54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale.

To register (required), click here or call the library reference desk at (914)-722-1302.

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