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Creative Genius: The Women in Louise Nevelson's Life

  • Saint Peter's Church 619 Lexington Avenue New York, NY, 10022 (map)

As part of the City-wide ArtStations, Saint Peter's hosts guided meditations in Nevelson's Chapel of the Good Shepherd and a talk by Nevelson expert and biographer Dr. Laurie Wilson (Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow, 2016).

6:00 & 8:00 Guided Meditation in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd (limited to 25 people each)

7:00 Creative Genius: Women in Louse Nevelson's life and the spirituality of the Fourth Dimension. A talk by Nevelson expert, Laurie Wilson.

About the talk

Women explored in the arc of Louise's spiritual life will include:

  • Minna Berliawsky, her mother, who gave her money to leave her husband and son and study art in Germany
  • Lena Cleveland, her art teacher who gave her unstinting support for 12 years in school
  • Anita and Lillian, her sisters  
  • Norina Matchabell, her first spiritual and drama teacher and a beautiful actress who inspired her
  • Colette Roberts, the Grand Central Moderns Gallery art dealer who helped her find her signature style and who totally supported her spiritual inclinations
  • Martha Jackson, the art dealer who helped her develop an international reputation  
  • Dorothy Dehner; June Wayne, Anna Walinska, fellow artists who were important throughout her career
  • Diana MacKown, her assistant for 24 years
  • Eva Glimcher, her art dealer Arne Glimcher's mother who was the same age and a similary charismatic personality, travel companion and dealer at Pace Columbus

The event is part of a New York City ArtStations of the Cross project. Nevelson's Chapel of the Good Shepherd is Station VIII: Jesus Meets the Women of Jesus.

About ArtStations

Stations of the Cross has travelled across the world raising awareness for those in need of refuge. It began in London in 2016, with stops including the National Gallery, the Tower of London, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. In 2017, it was held in Washington, D.C., with stops at the National Cathedral, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and adjacent to the Supreme Court. The Stations team is excited to bring its vision to New York.

Visit the website for more information.

Earlier Event: January 11
Book Signing with Aaron Rosen