Kohn-Joseloff Gallery

The Kohn-Joseloff Gallery was founded in 1998 through gifts from the Kohn-Joseloff Foundation. The gallery features exhibits from current students and alumni of Cheshire Academy, along with exhibits from celebrated artists in the New Haven and Hartford area.

The Kohn-Joseloff Gallery is a place of continual learning for Cheshire Academy artists, as they attend lectures by area artists in the gallery, examine theoretical perspectives of current exhibits, and practice discussing their own influences during student and faculty art shows.

Karleen Kubat, director of the Kohn-Joseloff Gallery, curates four local artist exhibits per year in addition to the Art Major show in May by current students. Contact Mrs. Kubat at karleen.kubat@cheshireacademy.org or 203-439-7227.

On Display



Jeff Tallman ’64


Cheshire Academy alumnus Jeffrey Tallman ’64 presented his works of art, including sculptures and paintings, before students, faculty, and staff at a reception held in the Kohn-Joseloff Gallery on Jan. 9.


Tallman, who worked professionally as a woodworker, told the audience that he began painting approximately 15 years ago.


Many of his paintings are portraits created from his imagination, but many recurring themes—such as reddened noses, longer necks, and misshapen bodies—are represented throughout his works. He receives inspiration from Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani and Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti.


Profits from any sold works are donated to charity, Tallman added.


Tallman’s works will be on display in the Gallery until March 5.


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Up Next



Marlene Siff


Opening Reception: March 26, 7 p.m. at the Kohn-Joseloff Gallery


Marlene Siff has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad, including the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington DC (2011), Columbia/Barnard University, NY (2011), Katonah Museum of Art, NY (2009), the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, Washington, DC (1998), the Aldrich Museum, CT (1992), and Galerie Musée in Nagoya, Japan (1994).


Her work has been sought out by major corporate and private collections around the United States, most recently for the Nevin Welcome Center at Cornell University. She was featured in an episode of Creative Women Today, on CT Cablevision (2010), and selected to appear in Years in the Making, a documentary film by Martin West (2009). Siff was born and raised in the Bronx. She graduated from the eponymous High School of Music and Art in New York (now Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts located near Lincoln Center), and went on to major in art at Hunter College, where she received her B.A. and was elected to Kappa Pi, the International Honorary Art Fraternity.