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Two shows explore the art and designs of Elaine Lustig Cohen

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Two shows in New York City explore the work of Elaine Lustig Cohen. Invitation for a Jewish Museum event designed by Elaine Lustig Cohen (Estate of Elaine Lustig Cohen)
Two shows in New York City explore the work of Elaine Lustig Cohen. Invitation for a Jewish Museum event designed by Elaine Lustig Cohen (Estate of Elaine Lustig Cohen)

Two shows in New York City explore the legacy of 20th-century graphic designer Elaine Lustig Cohen.

Though known primarily for her design work, the show at The Institute of Fine Arts at NYU will highlight Lustig Cohen’s sculptures, putting them on display in the neoclassical interior of NYU’s Duke House.

Installation view of Masterpieces & Curiosities: Elaine Lustig Cohen at the Jewish Museum

Installation view of Masterpieces & Curiosities: Elaine Lustig Cohen at the Jewish Museum (Courtesy the Jewish Museum)

The show at the Jewish Museum focuses on Lustig Cohen’s work for the institution, centering around six exhibition catalogs she designed for the museum in the 1960s. The show will also include other work that she designed for the Jewish Museum along with some of her paintings.

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Masterpieces & Curiosities: Elaine Lustig Cohen is on view at the Jewish Museum through August 11, 2019.

Graphic Objects: Elaine Lustig Cohen’s Sculptural Works is on view at The Institute of Fine Arts at NYU through February 24, 2019.

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