For Village Preservation members at the $250 level and above.

Enjoy an exclusive opportunity for our Sustaining members and above to receive an insider’s tour of The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation with Executive Director Sasha Davis. The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit that preserves and interprets the historic home, studio, and art collections of renowned 20th-century sculptor Chaim Gross (1902-91) and his wife Renee (1909-2005). In 1963, the Grosses converted a four-story art storage warehouse in Greenwich Village into their home and studio. They added a sculpture studio to the ground floor, which is illuminated by an enormous skylight that underwent extensive restoration work in 2017-18. The Foundation’s collection numbers over 12,000 objects, with significant holdings in African, American, European, Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, and decorative arts, in addition to an extensive library and archive. The first floor showcases work spanning Gross’s entire career in the studio and adjacent gallery. The second floor houses a temporary exhibition space. The third floor features a historic, salon-style installation of African, American, European, Pre-Columbian, and decorative arts collected by the Grosses.

The Foundation’s mission is to further the legacy of Gross through high-quality research, exhibitions, and educational activities around our historic building and art collections for audiences in New York and beyond.

Sasha Davis is Executive Director of the Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation, the historic home and studio of American sculptor Chaim Gross (1902-91) and his wife Renee (1909-2005). Prior to becoming the foundation’s executive director in 2017, Davis served as its Curator of Collections. Davis previously held internships at The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and the Newark Museum. Davis received a BA from New York University in Art History with a minor in Studio Art and a certificate in Arts Administration and Collections Management, also from New York University. She regularly presents on Gross’s work and the collection.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 17, 2023


Pre-Registration is Required.

Spaces are limited.

For Village Preservation members at the $250 level and above.

Location: Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation, 526 LaGuardia Place.

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