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    Monday, January 30, 2023

    In the Galleries: Lyman Allyn showcases art from Sol LeWitt collection

    Sol Lewitt, Color Bands (Wadsworth Portfolio), 2000, linocut on paper. LAAM, Gift of Anthony and Elizabeth Enders. 2015.10.86. © 2000, The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

    The Lyman Allyn Art Museum’s latest exhibition, Sol LeWitt: Artist and Collector at Play, examines friendship, humor and collaboration in modern and contemporary art, with art from the Sol LeWitt Collection. The exhibition will be on view through Oct. 16.

    The pioneering conceptualist artist Sol LeWitt collaborated with many artists and cultivated deep and lasting artistic friendships, acquiring a wide range of modern and contemporary art. Exploring LeWitt’s own art and that of his friends and contemporaries, this exhibition focuses on vibrant, dynamic, and humorous objects, with loans from the LeWitt Collection in Chester, and related art from the Lyman Allyn’s collection.

    With close to 40 objects, the exhibition includes art from the late 1960s onward, as artists sought new ways of working and exploring ideas, rejecting traditional art forms and methods.

    Sol LeWitt: Artist and Collector at Play includes work by John Baldessari, Alighiero Boetti, Jenny Holtzer, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mel Bochner, Robert Lazzarini and On Kawara, among others.

    An opening reception was held July 22.

    To accompany the exhibition, Lyman Allyn curator Tanya Pohrt and LeWitt Collection curator Janet Passehl will lead a gallery talk from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

    To learn more about this event or to reserve a spot, email info@lymanallyn.org.

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