In-Person ASL Tour

The Sassoons


Painting on aged paper of a man with light skin and pointed features dressed in a striped robe, blue coat, and turban. It has a delicate floral border and Arabic script.

Sunday, April 30, 2023
3:30 – 5 pm EDT
Exhibition Galleries

Participants in the ASL community are invited to explore the exhibition The Sassoons through a guided tour led by Joyce Hom. This exhibition reveals the fascinating story of a remarkable Jewish family, following four generations from Iraq to India, China, and England through a rich selection of works collected by family members over time. It raises themes such as discrimination, diaspora, colonialism, global trade, and war that not only shaped the history of the family but continue to define our world today.

Due to limited capacity, ASL students will not be admitted to the program. 

All Access Programs are free of charge and require advance reservation. Please contact [email protected] or 212.433.3289 for more information or to register.

David Sassoon with Persian inscriptions inspired by Sufi poetry Baghdad, 1850. Ink and paint on paper; 9 × 7 in. (22.9 × 17.8 cm) Private collection, London