The Artful Jewels of the Hamptons
Hosted By: DOROT
Travel virtually with Debbie Wells of Artful Circle to the Hamptons! Explore two incredible artful sites located on Long Island’s East End just minutes away from each other – The Leiber Collection and the Pollock-Krasner House & Studio.
Together, participants will discuss Judith Leiber’s rise to fame as a handbag designer to celebrities, American First Ladies, movie stars and more. As a Jew growing up in Budapest during the years leading up to WWII, her circumstances were difficult. Learn how she became a master craftsperson in the world of fashion, grew an empire and ultimately built a museum with her husband on their Long Island estate to house their collections and preserve their artistic legacy.
Participants will also take a short “drive” to a nearby locale where the famous Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock lived with his fellow artist and wife, Lee Krasner. To see how they lived and created in this environment is a special treat!