Morven Museum and Garden Presents Talk and Book Signing on Philanthropist Louis Bamberger
Author Linda B. Forgosh will present a talk and book signing of her biography, Louis Bamberger: Department Store Innovator and Philanthropist on Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. at The Present Day Club, 72 Stockton St., Princeton, highlighting rare documentation of the friendship between Albert Einstein and Louis Bamberger. Presented by Morven Museum and Garden in conjunction with its current exhibition Newark and the Culture of Art: 1900-1960.
A private viewing of the exhibition with co-creator Roy Pedersen will take place at 5:30 p.m. prior to the talk. Morven Museum and Garden is located at 55 Stockton Street, Princeton.
Reservations required. Tickets: $18; $15 Friends of Morven are available online at morven.org/programs or by calling 609 924-8144, x113. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Credit cards, cash, and checks accepted.
Louis Bamberger, born in 1855 to German immigrants, was a department store magnate, merchandising genius, and came to be regarded as Newark's leading citizen. Bamberger built his business, L. Bamberger and Company, into the fourth-largest department store in the country. His generous giving, both within the Jewish community and beyond it, created institutions that still stand today: the Newark YM-YWHA, Beth Israel Hospital, and the Newark Museum. Toward the end of his career, he and his sister, Caroline Bamberger Fuld, financed and directed the creation of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, which led to a friendship with Albert Einstein.
Linda B. Forgosh is an independent scholar and executive director of the Jewish Historical Society of New Jersey.
Current Exhibition: "Newark and the Culture of Art: 1900-1960"
Exploring the unique combination of art and industry that made Newark, New Jersey a magnet for modern artists in the early twentieth century, Newark and the Culture of Art: 1900-1960 celebrates the culture of creativity that flourished alongside John Cotton Dana's Newark Museum. As a museum director with powerfully democratic ideas, Dana sought to educate by presenting examples of superior design to the greatest possible number of people, particularly the city's immigrant and working-class populations; making art a vital part of Newark's culture and society.
Morven Museum & Garden is supported in part by a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism.