Open Memorial Day

The Museum will be open on Monday, May 28, from 10 am – 6 pm.

Chalkware (bust of a woman)

Object Number: 
Plaster of Paris, paint
Overall: 13 1/2 x 7 x 4 1/4 in. ( 34.3 x 17.8 x 10.8 cm )
Chalkware bust of a woman with black dress trimmed in red, black hair with yellow comb, and red lips, earrings, and necklace; on green base.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group