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The Heckscher Museum of Art

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Philanthropists Pearl F. and Erwin P. Staller and Artists Deborah and Mort KĂźnstler Thursday, November 3, 2016


Pearl F. E rwin P. S taller

CELEBRATE ACHIEVEMENT PRESENTING SPONSOR

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are proud to support

The Heckscher Museum of Art

Thomas Eakins, Study for The Cello Player, 1896. Museum Purchase: Heckscher Trust Fund, Stebbins Family, Priscilla de Forest Williams, George Wilhelm, and Acquisition Fund.

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C elebrate A chievement Benefit Honoring

Pearl F. and Erwin P. Staller Philanthropists

and Deborah and Mort KĂźnstler Artists for their significant contributions to the arts and culture on Long Island

M usic by Peter Duchin& His Orchestra Thursday, November 3, 2016 Crest Hollow Country Club

Benefit Committee Honorary Chair Marilyn Cunniff

Co-Chairs Nancy Douzinas

Kate Friedman

Robin Hadley

Cary Staller

Proceeds benefit The Heckscher Museum of Art exhibitions and education programs C E L E B R A T E

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Pearl F. E rwin P. S taller and

Philanthropists

HONOREES Pearl and Erwin Staller are “quiet” philanthropists. Their giving is not motivated by a desire for personal promotion. Instead, they are dedicated to benefiting the lives of people of all ages, and leveraging their philanthropy to motivate others. The arts, and arts education continue to be among their passions. The Heckscher Museum of Art is proud to honor the Stallers’ decades of generosity and friendship, and their significant contributions to the arts on Long Island. Pearl (“Freddie”) and Erwin met during their high school years in Hempstead. She received an undergraduate degree from Bennington College, studied economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate school, and received a master’s degree in economics from Columbia University while working at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Freddie and Erwin raised their family in Nassau County and then Suffolk County. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Erwin attended Allegheny College and served in the South Pacific during World War II, assigned to the U.S. Army Signal Corps 31st Division. After his tour of duty, he entered the field of property development. His business grew into construction and shopping center management with substantial holdings in Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Staller Associates, Inc. remains a privately held company. The Stallers are respected for their exemplary community service. Freddie is on the President’s Council of the Family Service League Board of Directors; Emeriti of the Long Island Community Foundation Board of Advisors; and Honorary Director, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Association. Erwin is a Trustee Emeriti of the Stony Brook Foundation. The Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University is named in honor of Erwin’s parents. The Stallers also are active with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. C E L E B R A T E

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D eborah and M ort Künstler Artists

HONOREES Brooklyn natives, Deborah and Mort Künstler, met as students at Pratt Institute, where Deborah majored in textile design and Mort in illustration. A family joke has it that Mort married Deborah so he didn’t have to pay for a model. Indeed, Deborah was her husband’s muse, and her likeness appears in hundreds of his works. Following their marriage, Deborah designed fabrics for the major New York firms Riegel Converters and M. Lowenstein Company. The Künstler family settled in Oyster Bay where Deborah and Mort still live. Taking a break from work to raise their children, Deborah later continued her career as an interior designer. She wrote a weekly column, “Ideas for Interiors,” for the Oyster Bay Guardian, which was picked up by McNaught Syndicate. Her interior design stories for Newsday’s Sunday Homes section appeared for over 20 years. Mort pursued freelance illustration, producing story images for magazines such as Boys’ Life, The Saturday Evening Post, Newsweek, and Good Housekeeping, as well as movie poster illustrations for major Hollywood productions. Assignments from National Geographic magazine introduced Mort to working with historians and the meticulous research needed to accurately render the past. He turned to painting historical subjects, and a solo exhibition at New York’s Hammer Galleries brought his work to the attention of art collectors. Mort is perhaps best known for his paintings of the Civil War which are the subject of books and an A&E television documentary. His paintings also feature scenes from the American West and Revolutionary War. Museum exhibitions have spotlighted Mort’s work, including the upcoming exhibition Mort Künstler: The New Nation at The Heckscher Museum of Art. Mort Künstler is widely regarded as a pre-eminent painter of American history.

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elebrate chievement Benefit THE EVENING’S FESTIVITIES

6:00 to 7:00 P.M.

~ Veranda Room

Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres Music by Roberta Fabiano 7:00 P.M.

~ Grand Ballroom

Seated Dinner Music by Peter Duchin & His Orchestra 8:30 P.M.

~ Presentation

Welcome Bette Schneiderman, Ph.D. Board of Trustees

Honoring Deborah & Mort Künstler Michael W. Schantz, Ph.D. Executive Director & CEO

Honoring Pearl F. & Erwin P. Staller Margy Hargraves Chair, Board of Trustees

Remarks Mario Bakalov Teacher, Valley Stream Central High School

Paddle Raise James “Pat” Woods Dessert Music by Peter Duchin & His Orchestra

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C E L E B R AT E A C H I E V E M E N T S P O N S O R S PRESENTING SPONSOR Pearl F. & Erwin P. Staller PLATINUM SPONSORS The Cunniff Family ~ Staller Associates Inc. GOLD SPONSORS Mr. & Mrs. Hans E.R. Bosch Rauch Foundation, Nancy & Kostas Douzinas ~ Robin T. Hadley Irene & Peter J. Klein through The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Anita & Gordon Lamb through the Jefferson Family Charitable Foundation Cary & Marisela Staller SILVER SPONSORS Kathleen & Brendan FitzGerald ~ Marsha & Henry Laufer BRONZE SPONSORS Patricia Petersen & Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty Farrell Fritz PC ~ Margy Hargraves Andrea B. & Peter D. Klein ~ Stony Brook University PATRON SPONSORS Judith Bernhang ~ Trudy & Tom Calabrese ~ Fern & Hersh Cohen Ike, Molly & Steven Elias Foundation & Martin Elias Susan & Lawrence Kadish ~ Bruce A. Lev ~ Kathryn & Frank Lourenso Bette & Paul Schneiderman Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky, Dean, School of Medicine, Stony Brook Medicine Dr. & Mrs. James D. Watson Ann Eden Woodward Foundation ~ Alice Jean Zuccaire DONOR SPONSORS Aboff’s, Inc. ~ Erica & Henry Babcock Callaghan Lucerino & Associates LLP ~ Drs. Bobbi & Barry Coller Family Service League ~ Kate & John Friedman Richard & Cheryl Metrick Charitable Trust Erin & Richard Monti ~ Kathi & Jack Morse ~ Nawrocki Smith LLP, CPAs Patricia & Francis Roberts ~ Patricia P. Sands ~ Linda & Michael Schantz Schultheis & Panettieri LLP ~ Kim Staller & Joe Macari Rita Taca ~ Robin & Paul Vermylen The Krusos Foundation, Peri K. Wenz & Martin Wenz ~ Linda & Tom White JOURNAL DONORS Colette Buzzetta ~ James Buzzetta & Mercedes-Benz of Huntington Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory ~ Judy & Tom Iovino Long Island Community Foundation C E L E B R A T E

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C elebrate A chievement B enefit 2016 COMMITTEE Honorary Chair Marilyn Cunniff

Co-Chairs Nancy Douzinas Robin Hadley*

Kate Friedman Cary Staller

Committee

; Andrea B. & Peter D. Klein Bruce Lev* Mary Lindsay Kathryn & Frank* Lourenso Kathleen & Jack Morse Janet & Wayne Naegele Ashley & Frank O’Keefe Meredith & Frank* Olt Emily Francina & Franklin* Hill Perrell Andrew Ravi Persaud* Jan Pratt Eileen & Tom Pulling Lori & Steven* Roth ; Patricia P. Sands Bette* & Paul Schneiderman Robin & Paul Vermylen Katie & Andrew Walton Elizabeth & James* Watson Laura & Christian* White

Sharon & Jed* Albert Lisa & Douglas Arthur Rebecca & Ted Bahr Beverly Bell* Sabine Blohm ; Pien & Hans Bosch Colette Buzzetta Trudy & Tom Calabrese John T. Callaghan* Bunny Hoest Carpenter Barbara & Barry Coller Hanna Nekvasil & John* Coraor ; Henriette & Norris Darrell, Jr. Kathleen & Brendan* FitzGerald Inna Gellerman* ; Ruth & Bud Gehnrich Margy Hargraves* Timothy S.J. Heckscher* Cynthia Jay Donna & Charles Jungreis

; Trustee Emeritus

*Board of Trustees

Museum Discovery Programs - Valley Stream South High School

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C elebrate A chievement B enefit H onorees 2016 Pearl F. & Erwin P. Staller Deborah & Mort Künstler

2010 United States Congressman Steve Israel Eduardo Lacroze

2015 Robin Hadley & the memory of John Hadley Sandra Benny & Richard Vaux

2009 Frank Olt

2014 Andrea B. & Peter D. Klein Richard Gachot

2008 Christopher Mitchell & Marshs April Gornick

2013 Margy Hargraves Stan Brodsky

2007 Edward G. Shufro 2006 D. Frederick Baker

2012 Christian White

2005 Agnes Trill Funk

2011 Astoria Bank Barbara Ernst Prey

2004 Catherine & Raymond Jansen 2003 Elizabeth Watson 2002 New York Senator

Museum in the Schools - This is “My Museum” - Stratford Road Elementary, Plainview-Old Bethpage

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EXHIBITIONS 2016 - 2017 LONG ISLAND BIENNIAL Artists from Nassau and Suffolk Counties Through December 4, 2016 LOOKING OUT, LOOKING IN: Windows in Art Through November 27, 2016 NORMAN ROCKWELL AND FRIENDS American Illustrations from the Mort Künstler Collection December 10, 2016 - March 5, 2017 MORT KÜNSTLER: The New Nation December 10, 2016 - April 2, 2017 Norman Rockwell and Friends and The New Nation are sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Dolan, Rapaport Shallat Foundation, The Steven A. Klar Foundation, Frank Lourenso & Gary Stevens - Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, and The Henry Luce Foundation Directors’ Discretionary Grants Program at the request of Thomas L. Pulling. SYNAPSES: Threads for Thought Through April 9, 2017 LONG ISLAND’S BEST Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum March 11 - April 9, 2017 THADDEUS HOLOWNIA: Walden Revisited April 15 - July 30, 2017 EARTH MUSE: Art and the Environment April 15 - July 30, 2017 THE ART OF NARRATIVE Timeless Tales and Visual Vignettes April 15, 2017 - April 15, 2018 RECENT ACQUISITIONS August 5 - November 5, 2017

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EXHIBITIONS 2016 - 2017

EXHIBITIONS 2016 - 2017

LONG ISLAND BIENNIAL Artists from Nassau and Suffolk Counties Through December 4, 2016

EBB & FLOW Seascape and Shoreline Views August 5 - November 12, 2017

LOOKING OUT, LOOKING IN: Windows in Art Through November 27, 2016

DOUBLE TAKE Art of the ’60s and ’70s November 18, 2017 - March 11, 2018

NORMAN ROCKWELL AND FRIENDS American Illustrations from the Mort Künstler Collection December 10, 2016 - March 5, 2017 MORT KÜNSTLER: The New Nation December 10, 2016 - April 2, 2017 Norman Rockwell and Friends and The New Nation are sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Dolan, Rapaport Shallat Foundation, The Steven A. Klar Foundation, Frank Lourenso & Gary Stevens - Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, and The Henry Luce Foundation Directors’ Discretionary Grants Program at the request of Thomas L. Pulling. SYNAPSES: Threads for Thought Through April 9, 2017 LONG ISLAND’S BEST Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum March 11 - April 9, 2017 THADDEUS HOLOWNIA: Walden Revisited April 15 - July 30, 2017 EARTH MUSE: Art and the Environment April 15 - July 30, 2017 THE ART OF NARRATIVE Timeless Tales and Visual Vignettes April 15, 2017 - April 15, 2018 RECENT ACQUISITIONS August 5 - November 5, 2017 C E L E B R A T E

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Eugene Louis Boudin, L'Arrivée des Barques à Berck, 1890 [detail]. Gift of Robin Hadley.

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E D U C AT I O N & P U B L I C P R O G R A M S

Long Island’s Best – “2016 Best in Show” Award Winner Nicole Noel with Mario Bakalov, Teacher, and sponsor Neiman Marcus Vice President Doris Wilshere

THE HECKSCHER MUSEUM OF ART is proud to offer high-quality visual arts learning experiences for a diverse Long Island community. Programs continue to evolve and expand, reaching new audiences and creating more immersive, multi-sensory experiences for visitors of all ages. Exhibitions are complemented by opportunities for visitors to explore and discuss art, and participate in creating original works with traditional artist materials and 21st-century technology. Through Museum Discovery Programs, the Museum harnesses the extraordinary power of art to engage students in discovering new intellectual and creative connections. Over 7,000 K-12 students from Suffolk and Nassau Counties are involved in Museum Discovery Programs each year. Curriculum fosters creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration, with emphasis on integrated STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) learning. The annual high school juried exhibition Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum is a first-rate Museum-Classroom partnership that challenges students to accomplish professional-level work. The annual Portfolio Development Series brings together students and admission counselors from prestigious art schools to help young artists prepare their portfolios for college acceptance. C E L E B R A T E

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E D U C AT I O N & P U B L I C P R O G R A M S Public programs welcome diverse audiences and promote the ties between art and daily life experience. First Friday concert series, Senior Second Wednesday, DRAW OUT!, La Nuit des MusÊes, Heckscher Family Hour, and Exploring Art‌Making Memories, (for individuals living with dementia and their care partners), are only a few of the programs developed by the Museum. Experience all the Museum has to offer! Visit Heckscher.org and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn more.

Pre-K makes Rocket Ships

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES Franklin Hill Perrell Andrew R. Persaud Steven W. Roth Bette Schneiderman, Ph.D. James D. Watson, Ph.D. Christian S. White

Margaret M. Hargraves, Chair Jed C. Albert, J.D., Secretary Brendan V. FitzGerald, Treasurer Beverly J. Bell, J.D., Immediate Past Chair John T. Callaghan Inna Gellerman, DDS Robin T. Hadley Timothy S. J. Heckscher Bruce A. Lev Frank Lourenso Frank J. Olt

John Coraor, Ph.D. Ex Officio Michael W. Schantz, Ph.D. Executive Director & CEO Liaison Officer to Town of Huntington

EMERITI TRUSTEES D. Frederick Baker ~ Hans E.R. Bosch Norris Darrell, Jr. ~ Herman C. (Bud) Gehnrich Andrea B. Klein ~ Carl G. Markel Francis Roberts, Ed.D. ~ Patricia P. Sands Edward G. Shufro

Museum Discovery Programs – Countrywood Primary Center, South Huntington

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M U S E U M S TA F F ADMINISTRATION Michael W. Schantz, Ph.D. Douglas B. Cohen Jessica Beck

Executive Director & CEO Director of Finance Executive Assistant/Office Manager

EXHIBITIONS & COLLECTIONS Lisa Chalif Kerrilyn Weiss Andrew Schaeffer

Curator Curatorial Assistant Registrar

EDUCATION & PUBLIC PROGRAMS Joy L. Weiner Director of Education & Public Programs Kristina Schaaf Associate Director of Education / Coordinator of Digital Content Che Sabalja Coordinator of Public Programs Jessica Mann Museum Educator Lauren Plate Museum Educator DEVELOPMENT Deborah J. Johnson Christine Nottonson Margaret Bilardello Helen Potter Lisa Bellacicco

Deputy Director & Director of Development Development Coordinator Membership & Development Assistant Visitor Services Coordinator Visitor Services

BUILDING SERVICES Kenneth Moss Jose R. Hernandez William Jones Nick Epper Jason Lenox Maria Elena Lopez de Hernandez Kathleen Zazzaro

Superintendent of Building & Grounds Senior Guard Senior Guard Guard Guard Guard Guard

Museum Discovery Programs – Parkway Elementary, Plainview-Old Bethpage

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LEADERSHIP GIFTS Exhibitions and Education Programs are Generously Supported by Aboff’s, Inc. Alpha Omega Charitable Foundation Astoria Bank Atlantic Nurseries, Inc. August Heckscher Society Members Lynette Bianchi & the Bianchi Family ~ Book Revue Pien & Hans Bosch The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Fern & Hersh Cohen ~ Helen & Charles Dolan Donors to the Celebrate Achievement Benefit Martin Elias Inna Gellerman, DDS, Gellerman Orthodontics Grumbacher • Koh-I-Noor • thalo.com artist community Robin T. Hadley ~ The John Hahn Foundation The Heckscher Museum of Art Members The Steven A. Klar Foundation Andrea B. & Peter D. Klein Frank Lourenso & Gary Stevens – Morgan Stanley Wealth Management The Henry Luce Foundation Directors’ Discretionary Grants Program Mitchells ~ The Nadon Trust/Margy Hargraves & Family National Grid ~ Neiman Marcus RBC Wealth Management Rauch Foundation ~ Rapaport Shallat Foundation The Shoreland Foundation Frank J. Sposato, Jeffrey Sposato & Peter F. Cohen TD Charitable Foundation The Laura B. Vogler Foundation The Town of Huntington Frank P. Petrone, Supervisor Mark Cuthbertson, Councilman ~ Susan A. Berland, Councilwoman Eugene Cook, Councilman ~ Tracey A. Edwards, Councilwoman Jo-Ann Raia, Town Clerk Suffolk County through Legislator William Spencer Suffolk County Office of Film & Cultural Affairs, Steven Bellone Suffolk County Executive New York State Education Department through Senator Carl L. Marcellino Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor C E L E B R A T E

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THE FOUNDER’S SOCIETY One of the most powerful ways to sustain the Museum’s mission over time is to build endowments in support of general operations in the areas of education, scholarship, collections, exhibitions, and facilities. Planned gifts are an essential part of this effort, which is why the Board of Trustees established the Founder’s Society to recognize those who have made a commitment to the longevity of this venerable institution by including The Heckscher Museum of Art in their wills. The Museum would like to thank the following members of the Founder’s Society: Catherine & Raymond Jansen Anonymous Alexander W. Katlan Beverly J. Bell Edie & Carl Markel Robin T. Hadley Susan & Alan Polacek Margaret M. Hargraves Myrna & Mel Rabinowitz

Hedda Sterne, Outboard Motor, 1948. Gift of the Artist in memory of Betty Parsons.

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AUGUST HECKSCHER SOCIETY The Museum deeply appreciates the generosity of the August Heckscher Society members who provide vital funding for general operations, exhibitions, and educational programs. Chairman’s Circle Kathleen & Brendan FitzGerald Audrey Gold Director’s Circle Susan & Lawrence Kadish Benefactor Beverly J. Bell ~ Barbara & Barry Coller ~ Ruth & Bud Gehnrich Margy Hargraves ~ Cecile & Robert W. Holmes ~ Frederic B. Ingraham Cheryl & Bruce Lev ~ Meredith & Frank Olt Franklin Hill Perrell, Artful Circle LLC ~ M. Liz & Anthony Piazza Susan & Robert Quinn ~ Patricia & Francis Roberts Bette & Paul Schneiderman ~ Carol & William Tabler ~ Peri & Martin Wenz Jane & Peter White ~ Walter F. Wientge Life Members for Outstanding Contribution to the Museum

D. Frederick Baker ~ Henriette & Norris Darrell, Jr. Robin T. Hadley ~ Marlene & Ed Shufro ~ Pearl & Erwin Staller

Student Film about the Museum

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ADOPT A WORK OF ART The Heckscher Museum of Art’s collection provides the institution’s primary educational resource. The Museum offers an “adoption program” focusing on the paintings and sculptures that require conservation. We hope The Heckscher Museum’s friends will embrace this essential program and become proud “parents” of the Museum’s most important treasures.

George Alexander Picken, Big Wave, 1959. Gift of Mr. David Picken.

Available for Adoption George Picken’s (1898-1971) Big Wave is a significant example of the transformative effect of abstract expressionism on artists who worked in representational styles during the 1950s. The adhesion of the paint to the canvas surface has been compromised, requiring stabilization, filling, and in-painting. The work also requires surface cleaning and a compatible frame for its proper presentation. George Picken’s earliest work depicted industrial and urban scenes in a realist style and dark palette characteristic of the Depression era. During the 1940s, the artist gradually turned to rural landscapes painted in brighter colors, inspired by the surroundings at his country home in the Berkshires. In the 1950s, Picken turned away from realism altogether to explore pure abstraction. In the following decade he evolved a style which synthesized realism and abstraction. Big Wave is representative of his abstract style, depicting the movement and texture of water with flattened planes of color. Unlike his typical seascapes, Picken focused solely on the crashing wave, the white water of the surf dominating the canvas. Big Wave is scheduled for an upcoming exhibition of seascapes and marine painting. Cost to adopt this work: $2,450. C E L E B R A T E

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THE HECKSCHER MUSEUM OF ART The Heckscher Museum of Art was founded in 1920 through the philanthropy of August Heckscher. It is an American Alliance of Museums accredited institution, one of only 800 nationwide. The Museum has a permanent collection of more than 2,500 works of American and European art spanning five centuries from the early 16th century to the present. Throughout the year, new exhibitions are presented, drawn from the Permanent Collection and from works on loan from museums and private collectors. Education programs annually engage over 7,000 school children from Nassau and Suffolk Counties with multidisciplinary learning experiences which enhance the New York State Learning Standards. The Museum has an active schedule of public programs that reach families, adults, and senior citizens. Many of these programs are offered free to the public. Through exhibitions and related educational programs, the Museum seeks to provide inspiring and transformative experiences to encourage a broader understanding of the past and present, and enrich the quality of life for the individuals it serves.

Long Island’s Best – 2016 Juried Exhibition Artists

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CELEBRATE ACHIEVEMENT PLATINUM SPONSOR

(Joachim) Ferdinand Richardt, Niagara, c. 1855 [detail]. August Heckscher Collection.

Warm congratulations to the honorees FREDDIE AND ERWIN STALLER DEBORAH AND MORT KÃœNSTLER



The Cunniff Family

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Jerome Blum, In the Town Square, 1928. Gift of Madeleine and Jeffrey Grant.

We are happy to support The Heckscher Museum,

a wonderful cultural asset in the Community,

the fine work of the Board of Trustees, and this year’s Honorees!

ANITA & GORDON LAMB

Jefferson Family Charitable Foundation

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Roy Lichtenstein, Seascape, c. 1961. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Milton M. Gardner.

MAMA AND PAPA,

Thank you for being such an inspiration in our lives. Your devotion to our family has enriched us greatly. LOVE, Billie Staller Romy Macari Colette Macari Ysabel Staller Valentin Staller & Alex Kiefer Benny Shea Julian Staller Caitlin Shea Max Staller & Ashley Wolf G O L D

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Esteban Vicente, Interior Landscape, 1987. Gift of the Estate of Esteban Vicente.

Pien and Hans Bosch applaud Pearl and Erwin Staller, Philanthropists and Deborah and Mort KĂźnstler, Artists for their significant contributions to the arts and culture of Long Island.

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Pearl and Erwin Staller

Deborah and Mort KĂźnstler



We celebrate your commitment to the arts and

The Heckscher Museum of Art.

James MacDougal Hart, North Port, L.I., 1876. Partial Gift of Ms. Deborah Bernstein and Partial Museum Purchase.

ROBIN T. HADLEY

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Arthur G. Dove, Sketch for Land and Seascape, 1941. Gift of Mr. William C. Dove.

Rauch Foundation and

Nancy and Kostas Douzinas CONGRATULATE

PEARL F. AND ERWIN P. STALLER DEBORAH AND MORT KÃœNSTLER We are honored to share this evening with you!

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Thomas Moran, Hopi Village, Arizona, 1916. August Heckscher Collection.

Congratulations to Pearl and Erwin Staller Deborah and Mort KĂźnstler and The Heckscher Museum of Art for enhancing our community and enriching our lives

Irene & Peter J. Klein The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation

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Alfred Thompson Bricher, The Watch Tower, n.d. [detail]. August Heckscher Collection.

In honor of

Pearl F. and Erwin P. Staller Deborah and Mort KĂźnstler and the fine work of

The Heckscher Museum of Art.

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Kathleen & Brendan FitzGerald

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Larry Rivers, Buick, 1960. Gift of Mrs. Madeleine M. Gardner.

To Freddie and Erwin Staller Our dear, dear generous friends who do so much for many With love and appreciation, Marsha & Henry Laufer

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James Siena, Tanagra, 2006. Gift of Andrea B. and Peter D. Klein.

Congratulations to Freddie and Erwin Good Friends Generous Philanthropists and Devoted Supporters of The Heckscher Museum of Art ANDREA & PETER KLEIN B R O N Z E

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William Merritt Chase, Shinnecock Hills, ca. 1890s. Museum Purchase. Theresa A. Cwierzyk and Sidney Gordon Fund, with the assistance of D. Frederick Baker in honor of Ronald G. Pisano.

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Congratula%ons to The Heckscher Museum of Art’s Outstanding Honorees

FREDDIE AND ERWIN STALLER

DEBORAH AND MORT KÜNSTLER

George Constant, New York, 1922. Gift of David and Georgette Preston in honor of D. Frederick Baker.

We are honored to share this evening with you!

Dr. & Mrs. James D. Watson

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Man Ray, La Ville (The City), 1931. Museum Purchase with funds provided by Andrea B. and Peter D. Klein.

Congratulations Honorees

Freddie & Erwin Staller

from Alice Jean Zuccaire Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery

Staller Center for the Arts Stony Brook University

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Berenice Abbott, Downtown Skyport, 1936. Gift of Mr. Morton Brozinsky.

PAUL AND BETTE SCHNEIDERMAN salute the work and accomplishments of The Heckscher Museum of Art

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congratulate the 2016 Honorees

PEARL AND ERWIN STALLER

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Emil Ganso, Waterfront, n.d. Gift of Hersh and Fern Cohen.

FERN AND HERSH COHEN salute the work and accomplishments of The Heckscher Museum of Art and congratulate the 2016 Honorees PEARL AND ERWIN STALLER DEBORAH AND MORT KÃœNSTLER

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William Langson Lathrop, Oyster Bay (Cooper's Bluff), 1933. Gift of Mr. Richard Ellis.

Congratulations to The Heckscher Museum of Art

Judith Bernhang

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Paul Staiger, The U.N. Plaza, 1972. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel S. Mandel.

We celebrate The Heckscher Museum of Art and the honorees Pearl and Erwin Staller and Deborah and Mort KĂźnstler Ann Eden Woodward Foundation Judy & Pat Woods

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Joseph Stella,Vase with Flowers, n.d. Gift of the Baker/Pisano Collection.

Many thanks to everyone at The Heckscher Museum of Art for making things so enjoyable! Susan & Lawrence Kadish P A T R O N

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Marcel Vertes, Asharoken, Long Island, 1946. Gift of Mr. Alexander Liberman.

In honor of Pearl and Erwin Staller Deborah and Mort Künstler and the fine work of The Heckscher Museum of Art. BRUCE A. LEV P A T R O N

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Robert Kipniss, Reminiscences, 1980. Gift of Mr. James F. White.

With respect and admira%on for our honorees Pearl F. and Erwin P. Staller Deborah and Mort Künstler KATHRYN & FRANK LOURENSO P A T R O N

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Thanks to our friends,

Victor Charreton, December in the Auvergne, c. 1930. August Heckscher Collection.

Freddie and Erwin Staller

for your outstanding philanthropy for the greater good of the cultural arts and The Heckscher Museum of Art.

 

Congratulations to the Board of Trustees and the Benefit Committee for all that you have achieved. Best wishes for continued success. With great appreciation,

Trudy & Tom Calabrese

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Esphyr Slobodkina, The Typewriter Bird, 1960-61. Gift of the Artist.

In honor of

Pearl and Erwin Staller

Deborah and Mort KĂźnstler and

the fine work of The Heckscher Museum of Art. Ike, Molly & Steven Elias Foundation and Martin Elias P A T R O N

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To Freddie and Erwin True Friends and Neighbors.

Oscar Bluemner, Orange Crescent, 1927. Gift of Hollis Taggart in Loving Memory of Ronald G. Pisano.

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Carol Fonde, Salt Marsh, Lloyd Neck, 1991. Gift of the Artist.

In honor of Pearl and Erwin Staller Drs. Bobbi & Barry Coller

We are proud to celebrate the achievements of honorees FREDDIE AND ERWIN STALLER and DEBORAH AND MORT KÃœNSTLER. Thank you for supporting The Heckscher Museum. Jane Wilson Midsummer Midnight, 1993. Gift of Mr. John Jonas Gruen.

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Albert Delmont Smith, Southampton, 1916, 1916. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Smith.

The Richard & Cheryl Metrick Charitable Trust salutes the fine work of The Heckscher Museum of Art and congratulates 2016 honorees Freddie and Erwin Staller for their contributions to the arts on Long Island.

Red Grooms, Picasso, 1997. Museum Purchase.

Best Wishes to the Honorees and The Heckscher Museum of Art. Kate & John Friedman

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We proudly join The Heckscher Museum of Art in honoring Pearl and Erwin Staller Deborah and Mort Künstler

John T. Callaghan Patricia Lucerino Callaghan Lucerino & Associates LLP

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We Congratulate The Heckscher Museum of Art and the 2016 Honorees Pearl and Erwin Staller & Deborah and Mort Künstler



We are honored to share this evening with you!

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Congratulations to Mort and Deborah KĂźnstler on this significant honor of lifetime achievement. BEST WISHES, Linda & Tom White Shelby Township, Michigan, and Slaughter Beach, Delaware

With appreciation to Pearl & Erwin Staller and Deborah & Mort KĂźnstler and continuing thanks to the leaders and staff of The Heckscher Museum. Patricia & Fran Roberts

Fran Roberts, Time and Space. Collection of the Artist.

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Alexander Sege, On the Meadows at Low Tide, c. 1863. August Heckscher Collection.

FREDDIE AND ERWIN Your commitment and generosity continue to inspire.

Lynn Kaufman On behalf of the Board and Staff of the Family Service League

Congratulations to Pearl and Erwin Staller Deborah and Mort KĂźnstler. Thank you for your years of dedication to and support of The Heckscher Museum of Art. Peri & Martin Wenz Stuart Davis, Rigging, 1924. Museum Purchase: Heckscher Trust Fund.

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In honor of Pearl and Erwin Staller

Maurice Prendergast, The Promontory, c. 1907-10. Gift of Mrs. Charles Prendergast.

Rita Taca

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We Proudly Salute The Heckscher Museum of Art for

Their Achievement Benefit 2016 Congratulations to the Honorees

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Congratulations to Freddie and Erwin Staller. We are delighted to share this special evening with you. Robin & Paul Vermylen

Kenny Scharf, 3 Faces of Jackie the American, 1998. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vermylen.

CELEBRATE ACHIEVEMENT BENEFIT ADDITIONAL DONORS

Anna Hargraves Hall & James Hall Judy & Tom Hogan Elizabeth & Charles Hubbard Judy & Tom Iovino Virginia (Gina) Jacobson Dr. & Mrs. Charles A. Jungreis Elisabeth Leonard Long Island Community Foundation Peggy & Rusty McCormack Mr. & Mrs. Charles McCurdy Libby & Matt O’Connell Laura & Anthony Policano Christina & Oleg Samilenko Deborah Solbert Carol & Jim Swiggett Jill & Stuart Tane Julie & Marc Tell

Abbeville Press Rebecca & Ted Bahr Diane Anderson-Barry & Daniel Barry Beverly J. Bell Sabine Blohm Becky & Joe Bonventre Brunswick Appraisal Corporation Colette Buzzetta James Buzzetta - Mercedes-Benz of Huntington Bunny Hoest Carpenter Bernadette Castro Phyllis Charash Carol & Ed Clarke Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Dr. John E. Coraor Sandy & Nelson DeMille Diane Fagiola

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Stuart Davis, Composition, 1964. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Milton M. Gardner.

Thank you to honorees

Pearl and Erwin Staller Deborah and Mort KĂźnstler

for their dedication and commitment to The Heckscher Museum of Art.

Colette Buzzetta

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CELEBRATE ACHIEVEMENT PLATINUM SPONSOR

Elaine de Kooning, Black Mountain #6, 1948. Museum Purchase.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PARENTS, Pearl F. & Erwin P. Staller, in recognition of their selfless commitment to the arts on Long Island. We are inspired by your generosi‫ ﬚‬and making philanthropy an integral part of your daily lives.

Love, Kim Staller & Joe Macari Cary & Marisela Staller Jan Staller & Fei Cui Eric & Sietske Staller P L A T I N U M

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Cover: Mort Künstler, Washington at Carlisle,1794 [detail]. © 1989 Mort Künstler, Inc. Design inspired by a Deborah Künstler textile.

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