Ileana Sonnabend: Embracing Unusual Materials

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

Special Exhibitions Gallery, third floor

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Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New
Ann Temkin and Claire Lehmann

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An early supporter of Neo-Dada, Pop Art, and Arte Povera movements, gallerist Ileana Sonnabend promoted artists who experimented with unconventional materials and challenged the traditional art forms of painting and sculpture. Explore the use of materials in works by Robert Rauschenberg, John McCracken, Giovanni Anselmo, Pier Paolo Calzolari, and others through the perspectives of art history and conservation.

In conjunction with the exhibition Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New

Gallery Sessions, impromptu interactions facilitated by Museum educators that explore the creative process, art history, and the experience of art, take place daily in select galleries. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

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