Out of the Box: Paint, Pray, Love
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A story from the Archives of the Leo Baeck Institute
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 Polos 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.
Presented by Center for Jewish History & Leo Baeck Institute
Venue: Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th St
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