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Black and White: Louise Nevelson/Pedro Guerrero

October 6, 2017 – April 1, 2018

Exhibition Dates

October 6, 2017 – April 1, 2018


Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) is recognized as one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century whose wood sculptures, painted in black or white, revolutionized artists’ ideas of what sculpture could be. This exhibition will feature signature examples of these works, drawn from the Farnsworth’s collection, the second largest collection of Nevelson’s work in the world.  Some of these works reflect the artist’s interests in creating environments, in which her home and studio were laboratories for her innovations. Nevelson’s home and studio were captured in a series of arresting black and white photographs by Pedro E. Guerrero (1917-2012) taken in 1978 and 1979. Guerrero, a renowned architectural photographer is perhaps best known for his images of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings which brought him to national attention. Guerrero’s photographs of Nevelson in her home and studio, in combination with examples of her sculpture, offer a captivating look at her life and work.

Lead Exhibition Sponsors

Other Sponsors

The exhibition is made possible in part through a grant from the Davis Family Foundation. The primary media sponsor is Maine Home + Design.