Mario Merz. *Places with No Street.* 1987. Aluminum, wire mesh, stones, twigs, neon tubing, and wires, overall dimensions variable, approximately 6' 6 3/4" x 21' x 28' (200 x 640.5 x 854 cm). Sid R. Bass Fund and Enid A. Haupt Fund. © 2019/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome

For thousands of years sculptures were created using time-honored techniques and materials. However, beginning in the late 19th century, artists began to redefine the boundaries of three-dimensional sculptural forms and to experiment with new materials and techniques to create them. We will explore and discuss this shift in both the creation and the conceptual underpinnings of three-dimensional sculptural art, focusing on the work of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Mario Merz, and others.

This session is led by Jane Royal.

Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with MoMA’s collection and special exhibitions.

Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required. Groups meet in the Marron Atrium, Floor 2.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

  1. Saturday, May 25,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2, Marron Atrium
  2. Saturday, April 27,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2, Marron Atrium
  3. Saturday, April 6,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2, Marron Atrium
  4. Saturday, March 16,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2, Marron Atrium
This event is part of Gallery Sessions.