Past Exhibition

Beyond Brancusi: The Space of Sculpture

Blue Post and Lintel I, 1965
John Harvey McCracken
American, 1934-2011
Plywood, fiberglass and lacquer
102 x 32 x 17 in. (259.1 x 81.3 x 43.2 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Weisman
© The Estate of John McCracken, courtesy David Zwirner, New York

Beyond Brancusi: The Space of Sculpture

April 26, 2013 - January 06, 2014

The Norton Simon Museum presents Beyond Brancusi: The Space of Sculpture, an exhibition that examines how the great sculptors of the 20th century were influenced by Constantin Brancusi and his groundbreaking use of space and material. Featuring 19 works from the Museum’s renowned collection of post-war art, by sculptors as diverse as Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, Barbara Hepworth, Donald Judd, Carl Andre, John McCracken and Robert Irwin, the exhibition demonstrates how sculpture moved from being a self-contained, three-dimensional object to one that engages with its surrounding space. In a variety of ways and in a variety of materials, including marble, wood, stainless steel, felt or Plexiglas, the sculptures on view illustrate some of the most innovative moments in art making in the latter half of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view from April 26, 2013 through January 6, 2014, in the Museum’s temporary exhibition gallery.


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