Curator’s tour: “The Ephrussis as Art Collectors”
Things and the stories that tell about the people who once collected them, held them in their hands, passed them on and found them again are the focus of the exhibition at the Jewish Museum Vienna. It deals with the fate of the Ephrussi family, who originated from Russia, and their voluntary and involuntary travels between Russia, Austria, France, Great Britain, Spain, the USA, Mexico, Japan and other countries. On the basis of selected objects, documents and pictures, the economic and social development of a European-Jewish family, whose descendants now live scattered throughout the world as a result of flight and expulsion during the Nazi era, is traced. Works once belonging to the family can be found today in international museums and art collections. These recall the former owners and their relationships with the artistic and intellectual circles of the day in Odessa, St. Petersburg, Vienna, Berlin, Paris, London, Madrid and other places.
Curator Gabriele Kohlbauer-Fritz accompanies you through the exhibition “The Ephrussis. Travel in Time.”
An event in the scope of the VIENNA ART WEEK 2019.
This tour is already fully booked.
Photo (c) Tom Juncker