MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation in Mount Kisco will open its gallery on Sunday, Oct. 19, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., for a showing of the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection to benefit the Horace Greeley Scholarship Fund.
The event will include wine and cheese and an introductory talk by William Louis-Dreyfus, followed by the gallery viewing.
The gallery showcases close to 2,000 works, and features paintings, works on paper and sculptures ranging from 18th century engravings to contemporary American and European pieces.
More than 100 artists are represented in the collection including Alberto Giacometti, George Grosz, Red Grooms, Bill Traylor, James Castle, and Claes Oldenburg. William Louis-Dreyfus chooses his art with a real passion for the art and the artist.
The recently released documentary, Generosity of Eye, narrated by Louis-Dreyfus' daughter, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, tells the story of this major art collection transforming into education to benefit the Harlem Children's Zone. It is the very personal tale of Julia Louis-Dreyfus discovering how her father's passions for art, justice, and education connect in a single act of generosity.
Tickets for the gala cost $95, and are limited. To view details about the collection and register for the event, visit www.hgsf.org/art.html.
The scholarship fund gives grants to graduates of Horace Greeley High School to help cover the gap between the rising cost of college and the ability of a family to pay through family resources, loans, and other grants and scholarships.
To learn more about the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation and to view the collection, visit www.wldfoundation.org.
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