Nevelson biographer at Farnsworth

Aug 04, 2017

Rockland — The Farnsworth Art Museum will present a “Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow” lecture by Nevelson biographer Laurie Wilson Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m. in the downtown museum’s auditorium.

This lecture will provide an intimate portrait of Louise Nevelson’s remarkable life and art, drawing on hours of personal interviews with the artist at the height of her fame, as well as with her colleagues, friends and family members. Wilson tells the story of this major artist, raised in Rockland, who became one of the three great American sculptors of the 20th century.

Nevelson’s artistic, spiritual, even physical transformation is dramatic, complex and inseparable from major historical and cultural shifts of this period in the art world. A post-lecture Q&A will be followed by a book signing.

Wilson’s recently published biography of the same name is available for sale in the museum store and at the signing. The exhibition “Black and White: Louise Nevelson/Pedro Guerrero” will open this fall at the Farnsworth.

Wilson is a practicing psychoanalyst on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Institute at NYU Medical School; and she also is the author of 2003’s “Alberto Giacometti: Myth, Magic and the Man.” Her involvement with Nevelson dates back to the 1970s, when she spent time interviewing the artist for her doctoral dissertation.

The fee for this lecture is $8, $5 for Farnsworth members. For more information or to register, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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