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Philanthropist Beatrice Fox Auerbach the subject of new exhibit

Beatrice Fox Auerbach

Beatrice Fox Auerbach

WEST HARTFORD – Beatrice Fox Auerbach, one of Connecticut’s most influential philanthropists and the owner and CEO of America’s largest privately owned department store, G. Fox & Co., is the subject of a new exhibit on display through Sept. 27 at the Mandell JCC. The exhibit, “Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World and Her Wardrobe,” uses Auerbach’s clothing and personal accessories to tell her life story. The exhibit will be highlighted by a reception and historical presentation on Thursday, August 15, 6 – 8 p.m.

Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World and Her Wardrobe

Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World and Her Wardrobe

Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World and Her Wardrobe is presented in partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford and the University of Connecticut Historical Costume & Textile Collection Department, and is curated by Laura Crow and Maarit Uusitalo.

Admission to the exhibit, reception and historical talk are free. For more information, contact Jill Ziplow at (860) 231-6339, jziplow@mandelljcc.org, or the JCC at (860) 236-4571, or visit www.mandelljcc.org.

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