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Lynda Benglis

Past Exhibition

June 18, 2021 – January 2, 2022
East Building, Mezzanine

In the late 1960s, American artist Lynda Benglis (b. 1941) expanded coordinates of media and gender with her bold, physical, and tactile works. Over the course of her groundbreaking career, she has forged new paths through her endless explorations of different techniques, materials, and mediums. Bringing together 33 of Benglis’s sculptures, paintings, drawings, prints, and videos—most given to the National Gallery by Dorothy and Herbert Vogel—this exhibition reveals the innovations of a critical figure who has influenced generations of artists.

Virtual Tour

Selected Works

The exhibition is organized by Molly Donovan, curator of contemporary art, National Gallery of Art, Washington

Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Admission is always free and passes are not required.

Banner detail: Lynda Benglis, Phool, 1980, plaster, bronze wire, and gold, The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, Patrons' Permanent Fund and Gift of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, 1991.241.35