New York

Stephanie Brody Lederman

Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts

As a narrative artist, Stephanie Brody Lederman received a unique opportunity to voice her point of view when her one-person show at Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts became a political event. Owing to recent county appointments, the management of the Roslyn-based museum changed hands as her show went up, removing a highly innovative and competent director and curator and replacing them with political appointees of dubious artistic credentials. It was a sudden and shaking upheaval, unwanted and unwarranted at best, irreplaceably damaging to the future of an increasingly fine museum. On a Sunday afternoon Lederman’s opening took place, and fittingly, among the Long Guileland Stories there hung a parable of changing housekeepers at the art-house. The thinly disguised narrative lamented the changing of the guard with acid wit, calling into question the appropriateness of political gifting:

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