From Far and Wide: A Taste of the Lejwa CollectionMay 3, 2005-August 13, 2005
Location: Weisbord Exhibition Pavilion
Curator: Ruth Apter-Gabriel
Together with her husband Arthur, Madeleine Lejwa ran the Galerie Chalette in New York from 1954 to 1976 and was an avid collector of 20thcentury art. She bequeathed their collection of over 300 works of art to the Israel Museum. Spanning cultures both geographically and chronologically distant, the Lejwa Collection ranges from antiquities dating from the mid-3rd millennium BCE to Precolumbian art and Peruvian Colonial painting, from African and Oceanic art to 20th century Cubist and Constructivist works.