Emerging Collector Tour: Marc & Livia Straus

Interested in starting or expanding your art collection—or even learning more about the process? The Cultural Council makes it easy for collectors to access important work by both established and emerging Palm Beach County artists. When you purchase a piece from the Council, you’re directly benefiting local artists and supporting our mission to grow arts and culture in Palm Beach County.

We continue our Emerging Collector Series with a tour featuring Marc Straus, a New York-based poet, writer, doctor, and art collector.

About Marc Straus:

Marc Straus is a poet, writer, doctor, and art collector who lives with his wife, Livia, in Chappaqua, New York. A medical oncologist and former professor of medicine and Chief of Oncology at New York Medical College, he is the author or co-author of some 100 scientific papers and editor of three textbooks on lung cancer. He is also the author of four poetry collections, including Not God, a play in verse that was staged Off Broadway, and The Bridge, a series of poems in the voice of a female cancer patient that served as the basis of a multimedia exhibit at Lehigh University’s Zoellner Art Center in 2004. His poems and stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Field, TriQuarterly, F&M Alumni Arts Review, and many other literary journals. He was awarded a Yaddo residency in poetry in 1993 and presented the annual Robert Penn Warren lecture sponsored by Yale’s Program for Humanities in Medicine in 1998. Marc has published more than 50 articles on contemporary art, and the collection he and Livia have amassed has been featured in numerous magazines and exhibited at 12 museums in the U.S. The Strauses founded Hudson Valley MOCA, a public museum of contemporary art in Peekskill, NY, in 2004, and Marc currently runs MARC STRAUS, a contemporary art gallery located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side across the street from the former site of his father’s textile store. One-Legged Mongoose is his first book of prose.

Free admission, registration recommended.
Emerging Collector Tours run from 2 to 3 p.m.


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February 5, 2022
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


This event is fully booked. Please contact us at (561) 471-2901 for more information.