Edith and Alfred Susskind Gallery of Decorative Art

Edith and Alfred Susskind Gallery of Decorative Art

Edith Susskind and her  husband were serious collectors of porcelain, mostly 18th and 19th Century English Worcester ware, with some Chinese celadon and Sevres. Before her passing earlier this year, Edith made arrangements for much of her prized collection to be given to the Staten Island Museum.

Her collection will be housed in Building A, the Museum’s new home, ready for occupancy later this year at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center.

The Museum is launching a $250,000 fundraising campaign in Ms. Susskind's honor.

Museum President & CEO Elizabeth Egbert explained “We know that there are friends of Edith’s who are looking for ways to celebrate her life and  honor her legacy,” she said. “We hope that they’ll consider helping us to establish “Edith and Alfred Susskind Gallery of Decorative Art” with the kind of style that Edith would have enjoyed.

Staten Island Museum establishing a legacy for Edith Susskind's porcelain collection
[Staten Island Advance]