Abington Art Center is pleased to announce The Rosenwald Gala on Oct. 12, 2017, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Rosenwald Fund and introducing a digital public history project about Lessing J. Rosenwald, collector of rare books and prints, who bequeathed the largest gift of art ever donated to the United States. His illustrious art collection now resides in the National Gallery of Art and the Library of Congress. Abington Art Center is fortunate to inhabit the former Philadelphia Rosenwald estate, Alverthorpe, and its mission for social engagement and the arts is inspired by the history of this remarkable family.
For this very special evening, we will host an exclusive screening of the film, Rosenwald, at the Hiway Theater in Jenkintown at 5:00 pm. Cocktails and dinner at Alverthorpe Manor will immediately follow the film.