Sept 15 - Oct 20: The Great Hall Exhibitions

The Institute of Fine Arts welcomes you to the September 2013 debut of the Great Hall Exhibitions, an exciting new initiative that will present two exhibitions per year showcasing prominent contemporary artists.

Sundays, September 15 - October 20, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
The Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street


The inaugural Great Hall Exhibition is proud to feature the work of American sculptor Lynda Benglis, one of the foundational figures in twentieth-century feminist art. Benglis's works that explore the ways in which the body, in both its physical and cultural extensions and constraints, interacts with the world around it. She first received international attention in the late 1960s for a series of works in which she poured brightly colored bands of liquid polyurethane foam and pigmented latex directly on the gallery floor. With their unconventional palette and materials and their ambiguous identity between painting and sculpture, these works initiated Benglis’s career-long project of questioning and expanding the boundaries of artistic media, materials, and form. Her works’ radical aesthetic innovation coupled with their overt critique of dominant modes of artistic practice—from modernist painting to minimalist sculpture—suggest alternative ways of seeing and being unburdened from the repressive verities and traditions of the past.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Learn more at the event page »