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Cy Twombly: The Sculpture

May 6 – July 29, 2001
West Building, Main Floor Galleries 72, 73, 76 through 79

Installation view of Cy Twombly: The Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 66 sculptures by artist Cy Twombly were presented in this exhibition, the first devoted entirely to Twombly's sculpture. The works, created from 1946 to 1998, were composed primarily of found objects and rough fragments of wood coated in plaster and white paint or cast in bronze.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel, and The Menil Collection, Houston. Katharina Schmidt, director, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel, and Ned Rifkin, The Menil Collection, Houston, were the exhibition curators. Jeffrey Weiss, curator of modern and contemporary art, National Gallery of Art, coordinated the installation at the Gallery.

Attendance: 65,851

Catalog: Cy Twombly: The Sculpture, edited by Katharina Schmidt. Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2000.

Brochure: Cy Twombly: The Sculpture, by Jessica Stewart. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2001.

Other Venues: Kunstmuseum, Basel, March 15–July 30, 2000
The Menil Collection, Houston, September 20, 2000–January 7, 2001

Twombly, Cy
American, 1928 - 2011