Louise Nevelson grew up in Rockland, Maine, but lived and worked in New York City as one of America’s foremost twentieth-century sculptors. She was among the many remarkable artists whose studio work has integrated with their everyday surroundings. Whether creating sculptural environments for gallery or civic spaces or within her personal realm hers was a unique artistic vision that will be explored in this talk on the art environments Nevelson created during the height of her career.
To celebrate the American Treasures exhibitions, museum staff will give focused mini-lectures on specific works of art to highlight their importance in the museum collection. These programs will begin with a brief 20-minute PowerPoint presentation in the museum auditorium, followed by a tour in the American Treasures gallery where the featured work is on display. The PowerPoint will include images of related works and provide context for their creation.
These tours are free with admission and there are no advance reservations. Please check in at the main lobby admission desk on the day of the talk.