November 6, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Please join us for this exclusive in-person tour of Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy, made possible by a generous contribution from the Alturas Foundation and led by artist Beth Lipman at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City! The exhibition brings together a decade of work, and is the first major scholarly assessment of the artist’s career. In these turbulent times, Lipman’s art reminds us of where we came from, the subjectivity of history, and the need for harmony with the larger world. Click here to read more about the exhibition.
About Beth Lipman
Lipman is an American artist whose sculptural practice explores aspects of material culture and deep time through still lives, site-specific installations, and photographs. Ephemeral and intricate, the work addresses mortality, materiality, and temporality. Lipman is also known for site responsive installations that activate the specific history of objects, individuals and institutions. Collective Elegy, her solo exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design, is on view September 24- April 4 2021. She has received numerous awards including a USA Berman Bloch Fellowship, Pollock Krasner Grant, Virginia Groot Foundation Grant, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. Recent works include All in All, a large scale sculpture that investigates the nature of time and Belonging(s) a sculptural response to the life of Abigail Levy Franks for the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (AR). Lipman has exhibited her work internationally at such institutions as the Ringling Museum of Art (FL), ICA/MECA (ME), RISD Museum (RI), Milwaukee Art Museum (WI), Gustavsbergs Konsthall(Sweden) and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC). Her work has been acquired by numerous museums including the North Carolina Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art (NY), Kemper Museum for Contemporary Art (MO), Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC), Jewish Museum (NY), Norton Museum of Art, (FL), and the Corning Museum of Glass (NY). The artist is represented by Nohra Haime Gallery (NY) and Cade Tompkins Projects (RI). Lipman lives and works in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.
Thank you to Joy Glidden, Beth Lipman, Lydia Brawner (MAD), and Samantha DeTillio (MAD) for working together to make this program possible. Additional thanks to the Alturas Foundation for generously funding this program.