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"Harry Bertoia: Sculpting Mid-Century Modern Life"

Italian-born, American artist Harry Bertoia (1915–1978) was one of the most prolific, innovative artists of the postwar period. Trained at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he met future colleagues and collaborators Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, and Eero Saarinen, he went on to make one-of-a kind jewelry, design iconic chairs, create thousands of unique sculptures including large-scale commissions for significant buildings, and advance the use of sound as sculptural material. His work speaks to the confluence of numerous fields of endeavor but is united throughout by a sculptural approach to making and an experimental embrace of metal. This exhibit is the first U.S. museum retrospective of the artist’s career to examine the full scope of his broad, interdisciplinary practice, bringing together nearly 100 works from all facets of Bertoia’s extensive and diverse body of work. Drawn from public and private collections, the exhibition features important examples of his furniture, jewelry, unique works on paper, and varied sculptural production, as well as several large-scale commissions and a significant group of sounding sculptures from the Sonambient Barn at Bertoia’s home.

When:

Jan. 29-April 23

Where:

Nasher Sculpture Center DALLAS, Texas

More Information:

Phone: 214-242-5100

Website: nashersculpturecenter.org/art/exhibitions/exhibition/id/665/harry-bertoia

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