Out of the Box: Paint, Pray, Love
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Out of the Box: Paint, Pray, Love

September 19 , 7:00 pm

Known for her paintings of erotic female nudes, Lene Schneider-Kainer divorced her husband in 1926 and set off on an artistic odyssey across Asia. Retracing Marco Polo’s journey, the intrepid artist travelled from opium dens in Isfahan to Buddhist temples in the Himalayas, and from brothels in Agra to the Peking Opera.

When she died, Schneider-Kainer left her travel diary, photographs, scrapbooks, and over 100 watercolors and sketches to the Leo Baeck Institute. Archivist Michael Simonson takes these rarely seen treasures Out of the Box and reveals the enchanting art and surprising story of a German-Jewish artist who defied the male art world and broke the boundaries set for women in her time.

Come early or stay late to see paintings by 11 other artists forced by the Nazi regime to leave Germany and Austria (as Schneider-Kainer would be, as well) on display in the Katherine and Clifford H. Goldsmith Gallery as part of LBI’s current exhibition, The Art of Exile: Paintings by German-Jewish Refugees.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $7 seniors; $5 CJH/Partner members, students at paintpraylove.bpt.me, 800-838-3006, or click below.

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September 19
7:00 pm
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Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
(212) 294-8301