Barbara Prey
Old Westbury Gardens  


A Barbara Ernst Prey: Out Painting

June 2 - 4, 2017
Westbury House

Barbara Ernst Prey, one of America’s most renowned contemporary artists, is appointed by the President of the U.S. to the National Council on the Arts, the advisory Board to the National Endowment of the Arts. Her paintings are in some of the most important collections worldwide including The Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Kennedy Space Center and the White House, where she is one of two living female artists in the collection.

She was commissioned by the President to paint the official White House Holiday Card and by NASA to document space history. Prey is a graduate of Williams College with a Master’s from Harvard and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship and a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to work/paint in Europe and Asia. She is adjunct faculty Williams College and is currently commissioned by Mass MoCA to paint a monumental watercolor for their new building which opens in 2017.

This exhibition is free with admission.

Paintings and prints of her work will be available for sale. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the continuing mission of Old Westbury Gardens.

Gallery Talk with the Artist on Sunday, June 4th at 2:00 pm.