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Canceled—Introduction to the Exhibition: Lynda Benglis

  • Sunday, March 22, 2020
  • 12:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium

Lynda Benglis, Untitled, 1971, purified pigmented beeswax, dammar resin, and gesso on particle board, The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, Patrons' Permanent Fund and Gift of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, 1991.241.31

As a precautionary measure in light of COVID-19, the Gallery has canceled this event. We hope to welcome you to the Gallery soon and thank you for your support.

Molly Donovan, curator of contemporary art, National Gallery of Art

Since the 1960s, Lynda Benglis has created process-oriented works—made by throwing, pouring, even melting various materials—to invent forms that manifest her bold physical gestures and defy categorization. The permanent collection installation Lynda Benglis, largely comprising works given by Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, early objects made with beeswax, poured latex, plaster, fabric, glitter, and wire mesh, through more recent experiments in aluminum and glass. In this lecture, Molly Donovan provides an overview of Benglis's practice and introduces the exhibition, on view through January 24, 2021.