ODYSSEY Jack Whitten Sculpture 1963-2017
Private Talk & Tour with curator Katy Siegel, BMA senior programming & research curator and Thaw Chair in Modern American Art at Stony Brook University
Jack Whitten made his sculpture privately in Greece—even after he became one of the most important artists of his generation. For the first time ever, these revelatory works will be on view in an exhibition that features 40 sculptures carved from a diverse spectrum of materials — including wood, marble, copper, bone, and personal mementos —contextualized with African, Minoan, and Cycladic sculptures and other examples of objects that inspired Whitten across the years. A gallery dedicated to Whitten’s Black Monoliths, a series of paintings honoring African American figures, reveals the connection between Whitten’s paintings and his previously unknown sculptures, and marks the first time these works have been exhibited together.
We will gather in the auditorium at 11:30 am for an introduction to the work of Jack Whitten to be followed by a tour of the exhibit.
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