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Gallery Talk: A History of Abstraction—Sculpture

November 13, 2018
Meet in Griffin Court
Free with museum admission

Join museum educator Paulina Lopez to explore the techniques and forms embraced by abstract sculptors, ranging from the smooth surfaces by modernist Constantin Brâncusi to the rough rawness of Cy Twombly’s contemporary works. 

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Constantin Brâncusi. Golden Bird, 1919/20 (base c. 1922). Partial gift of The Arts Club of Chicago; restricted gift of various donors; through prior bequest of Arthur Rubloff; through prior restricted gift of William E. Hartmann; through prior gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Carter H. Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold H. Maremont through the Kate Maremont Foundation, Woodruff J. Parker, Mrs. Clive Runnells, Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson, and various donors.