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Week Three: The American Academy In Rome

My husband Gary has arrived in Rome! Here I am with Iris Smyles (Guild Hall Visiting Artist, 2016) at Fred Tuten lecture in Rome. Iris, lovely as ever, traveling around the world but promises she'll be back in East Hampton in August. Fred says he'll be there too. Far right: In background is Ann Hamilton (Lichtenstein [...]

June 11th, 2017|

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Research Fellowship

What wonderful news! Press release below: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pollock-Krasner Foundation Awards $25,000 Research Fellowship The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, a New York City-based philanthropy, has awarded $25,000 to the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center for a Research Fellowship. The recipient is Ruth Appelhof, Ph.D., the former director of Guild Hall, the East Hampton cultural center, who is researching a [...]

May 30th, 2017|

Week Two: The American Academy in Rome

This evening we we to the beautiful Villa Auriela (pictures below) on the top of the hill where the Academy is located. It has magnificent gardens and beautiful vistas of the city and is owned by the -American Academy. Charles Ray the California artist was here to speak. His sculpture exhibition opens tomorrow. Also had dinner with the great [...]

May 28th, 2017|

Meanwhile . . . Back Home In East Hampton

This wonderful story on my book project appeared on the cover of the arts section of the East Hampton Star. Appelhof/Krasner: A Reunion Four Decades In the Making By Jennifer Landes | May 25, 2017 Photo by Durell Godfrey It might seem odd that Ruth Appelhof is currently in Rome, assembling a book proposal on the American artist Lee [...]

May 28th, 2017|

Week One: The American Academy in Rome

What a wonderful week this has been since arriving in Rome. I've been taking lots of pictures and here are just a few: Left: The front door at the American Academy in Rome. This is a glorious building by McKim Meade and White. Half of it houses Fellows, like myself, and half  a huge library-one  of the best in the [...]

May 16th, 2017|

How This Book Came To Life

The arts have always given me permission to explore all the fascinating variances of life, honestly and deeply. Having retired after seventeen years as the Director of Guild Hall in East Hampton, I am at the brink of a new and deeper look at the life and work of Lee Krasner whom I lived with here in Springs in 1974. [...]

April 20th, 2017|