Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow - Lecture by Laurie Wilson

August 16, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 6 p.m.
Farnsworth auditorium

This lecture will provide an intimate portrait of Louise Nevelson’s remarkable life and art, drawing on hours of personal interviews with the artist at the height of her fame, as well as with her colleagues, friends and family members. Wilson tells the story of this major artist who became one of the three great American sculptors of the 20th century. Nevelson’s artistic, spiritual, even physical transformation is dramatic, complex, and inseparable from major historical and cultural shifts of this period in the art world. The post-lecture Q&A will be followed by a book signing.

Wilson’s recently published biography Louise Nevelson:  Light and Shadow is available for sale in the museum store and at the signing. The exhibition Black and White: Louise Nevelson/ Pedro Guerrero is on view July 8 through April 15.

Laurie Wilson is a practicing psychoanalyst on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Institute at NYU Medical School, and she is also the author of Alberto Giacometti: Myth, Magic and the Man, published by Yale University Press in 2003. Her involvement with Nevelson dates back to the 1970s when she spent time interviewing the artist for her doctoral dissertation, Louise Nevelson Iconography and Sources (1976). 

Cost: $8; $5 members - Advance tickets are for sale in the museum store or main lobby admission desk. Will-call tickets purchased here will be available for pick-up day-of at the main admissions desk. 

Shadows and Light Book Cover


Price: $5.00