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Daily Art Moment: Lynda Benglis

“When you visit the second-floor of the modern and contemporary galleries, you’ll find a group of works by women artists: Judy Chicago’s Pasadena Lifesaver Blue, Judy Pfaff’s Untitled, Dorothea Rockburne’s Saqqarah, and Lynda Benglis’s Omega. One of the many sparkle knots Benglis created in the early 1970s, Omega is often described as a feminist send-up…  Read more

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Dail Art Moment: Robert Pruitt

“I look forward to sharing Robert Pruitt’s drawing ‘Meteorite’ with our audiences this fall in an installation of contemporary artworks that are new to the collection. This multimedia piece pairs a large-scale drawing with an old-fashioned walkie-talkie sitting on a pedestal. Pruitt brings the drawing’s fictional world into our real-time and space: the actual radio…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Kristan Kennedy

“Kristan Kennedy often creates abstract paintings on loose linen, washing them numerous times, up to 20–30 washes, wearing away the fabric and embedding the paint deeper into the fibers. Kennedy’s works are strong reminders of Helen Frankenthaler’s (1928–2011) paintings in her use of unprimed canvas to stain the fabric with pigment. Kennedy’s work can be…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Lynn Aldrich

“Brightly colored sponges, rubber gloves, scouring pads and scrubbing brushes pile together in the lively sculpture ‘Biophilia.’ Artist Lynn Aldrich describes this work as a “miniature explosion” created to reflect the many diverse life forms of a coral reef. She bends, cuts, and links these ordinary, everyday cleaning tools, shaping them into representations of vibrant…  Read more

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Hank Willis Thomas’ LOVERULES Walk-through

LOVE RULES LOVE OVER RULES LOVERULES The message that welcomes visitors through the Museum’s main entrance increases in relevance every single day. Inspired by the words of his cousin Songha, Hank Willis Thomas created LOVERULES (2019) as a message of peace, resilience, and gratitude, though new meanings can be interpreted by any viewer. In this…  Read more

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Isa Genzken’s Two Orchids Walk-through

Isa Genzken’s Two Orchids is being taken down on Tuesday, August 18. The sculpture loan was installed in 2017 and graced a space previously occupied by a heritage chestnut tree. The giant cast aluminum and stainless steel orchids tower alongside the Museum’s Belluschi Building. Earlier this year Sara Krajewski, the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: John Outterbridge

“In his Containment Series, John Outterbridge combined industrial materials with handcrafted pieces and found objects. In form and concept, he explores what makes up boundaries: structural ones like frames; material ones like straps and metal sheets; all of which are suggestive of physical constraints like cells and belts. Five carved faces emerge from within the…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Katherine Bradford

“The psychological is a recurring theme that I come back to, and explore what it’s like to be alone, what it’s like to be together, what it’s like to be alone together.” —Katherine Bradford, Artist “One of the works at the Museum that I miss seeing is Katherine Bradford’s Ritual (2017). I find the way…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Andrea Bowers

“I hope this neon work by Andrea Bowers can help remind us to slow down and exercise compassion, for others as well as ourselves, in this extremely challenging moment. For those of us not serving on the front lines of this crisis, we must serve each other and the greater social welfare by staying at…  Read more