Just Off Madison
Fall, 2019

Conner • Rosenkranz and twelve colleagues who specialize in American art invite you to attend our twice-yearly open house of private galleries, Just Off Madison. This event offers collectors the opportunity to visit galleries displaying choice works of art in intimate settings.  The next event will be Fall 2019. Please contact the gallery for details.

Just Off Madison

The Art of Display: The American Pedestal, 1830-1910
Fall 2018

"Despite their prevalence in historic interiors, museum collections and period paintings and photographs, pedestals remain under‐studied as objects in themselves and as part of the history of the nineteenth‐century interior. If nothing else, the attention that American artists lavished on having precisely the right pedestal made for their sculptures should have marked the pedestal out as a rich area of inquiry..."

With an essay by Ruthie Dibble and Avis Berman, Conner • Rosenkranz' seventh catalog examines the role of the pedestal in the nineteenth‐century American home.

The Art of Display: The American Pedestal, 1830-19...

Lost Bird Project
Apr 1st, 2018

Conner • Rosenkranz is proud to represent Todd McGrain in his tribute to extinct American species. The Lost Bird Project recognizes the tragedy of modern extinction by immortalizing North American birds, which have been driven to extinction, including the Passenger Pigeon, the Carolina Parakeet, the Labrador Duck, the Great Auk, and the Heath Hen. Each memorial has been permanently placed at the specific location directly related to the particular bird’s decline.

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Lost Bird Project

Elizabeth Catlett Residence Hall, University of Iowa
Aug 3rd, 2017

Elizabeth Catlett’s education began at Howard University, Washington D.C., where she studied painting and design with distinguished African-American educators James Porter (1905 – 1970) and Lois Mailou Jones (1905 – 1998). Graduating with honors in 1937, at the age of 22, she moved to Durham, North Carolina to teach art in the public school system. However she quickly became discouraged by the pay discrepancy between black and white teachers, and after organizing an unsuccessful campaign to reconcile the discriminatory pay gap, she left North Carolina. This episode marked the beginning of her activist approach toward social issues.

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Elizabeth Catlett Residence Hall, University of Io...

Four Freedoms Park featuring Jo Davidson's Bust of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Opened fall 2012

Jo Davidson (1883–1952) was America’s most successful and admired portrait sculptor from the 1910s to the 1940s. One his most important works is the lifesize portrait head of Franklin Delano Roosevelt he modeled at The White House in 1933–34, soon after the President began his first term in office. A monumental version of that portrait was recently installed in Louis Kahn’s brilliantly designed Four Freedoms Park on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island in New York City.

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Four Freedoms Park featuring Jo Davidson's Bust of...