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Exhibit: Vera scarves

Date & Time

09/15/2019 | 11:00am6:00pm EDT


Museum of Art and Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY Manhattan


(Until January 26, 2020) There are probably many women who still treasure on a Vera scarf.  Her flowing and lovely scarves, signed with a breezy ‘Vera” in cursive and a ladybug were a wardrobe standby since the 40’s. This is the first comprehensive examination of Vera Neumann’s career, her joyful and inventive aesthetic, and her sense of color…and marketing.

Telling the story of the artist behind the Vera brand, Vera Paints a Scarf  offers a selection of paintings produced in Neumann’s preferred technique, Japanese sumi-e (ink painting), from which her textile designs derive, plus original works on paper, textiles and garments, archival photographs and video, as well as the ephemera related to the company’s marketing campaigns, which ingeniously used the tagline “Vera paints” to promote her mass-market label.

Photo: Jenna Bascom