In 1977, Elyn Zimmerman made her first trip to India. Inspired by her experience of historical and sacred sites there, she began to consider how to create similarly meaningful contemporary public spaces back in the U.S.
While hundreds of museums and galleries across the country and around the world are currently closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a number of sculpture parks, gardens, and arboretums remain open to visitors, offering valuable spaces to connect with art and the outdoors.
As we struggle to determine the future of Confederate monuments, we might do well to step back and ask a broader question: “What do we really want from war memorials?” I decided to explore that question by visiting five well-known war memorials in Washington, DC, to consider their social functions and artistic qualities.
Nick Hornby’s largest sculpture to date is unveiled this month in Harlow, U.K. The town’s historical collection includes works by Auguste Rodin, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, and Elizabeth Frink, among many others, so is a fitting environment for an artist whose subject is frequently the canon and its construction.
“Baby Tycoons,” an exhibition of John Chamberlain’s small, tabletop sculptures, is on view at Hauser & Wirth through October 19. The first exhibition of Chamberlain’s work since the gallery took over representation of the John Chamberlain Estate in May 2019, it is installed in the gallery’s 69th Street space.
Artist Lawrence Weiner talks with Glenn Fuhrman, Founder of The FLAG Art Foundation, about his art, the kindness of strangers, changing the world through culture, and more. In conjunction with the exhibition “ON BOARD THE SHIPS AT SEA ARE WE: Robert Therrien, Lawrence Weiner, Rachel Whitehead” and the launch of FLAG’s 10th Anniversary Book, The
New York-based Christina Kruse’s newest exhibition, “Base and Balance,” is on view at Helwaser Gallery through Thursday, July 25. The artist discusses works from the show and her evolving sculptural practice.