Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt, on view at the Blanton Museum of Art February 23–May 18, 2014, celebrates the close friendship between two of the most significant American artists of the post-war era: Eva Hesse (1936–1970) and Sol LeWitt (1928–2007). Organized by Veronica Roberts, the Blanton’s curator of modern and contemporary art, the exhibition will feature approximately 50 works, including many that have not been publicly exhibited for decades.
This exhibition is organized by the Blanton Museum of Art. Major funding for the exhibition is provided by the Henry Luce Foundation.
Upcoming Programs related to Converging Lines
March 20: Kirsten Swenson, assistant professor of contemporary art at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, discusses Sol LeWitt's work.
March 22: Writer, art critic, and activist Lucy Lippard speaks about her experiences with Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt living in New York in the 1960s, and responds to their work.
April 12: Pulitzer-Prize winning Boston Globe art critic Sebastian Smee discusses friendships between prominent artists, the subject of his forthcoming book.
April 27: SoundSpace creates visual and sonic experiences in performances throughout the Blanton. In conjunction with the exhibition Converging Lines, Downtown NYC 1960 features dynamic experimental works by composers based in lower Manhattan in the 1960s, such as Steve Reich, La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass, as well as more recent compositions inspired by this movement.