Seeking Stillness

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Sep 24 2017 - Sep 3 2018

A series of installations in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art leads visitors on a journey of introspection, focusing on themes such as spaces of contemplation; the artistic process as a form of meditation; and nature as a site for clearing the mind. 

Spanning three galleries, “Seeking Stillness” places together works by a broad range of modern and contemporary artists—including Edward Weston, Agnes Martin, Park Seo Bo, Larry Bell, Martin Puryear, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Shellburne Thurber, and Zhan Wang. Highlights from the Museum’s historic holdings, including the Italian Mannerist masterpiece The Dead Christ with Angels (about 1524–27) by Rosso Fiorentino and Chinese paintings and scholar’s rocks, are dramatically displayed alongside the modern and contemporary works, offering surprise encounters

On view in the Jeanne and Stokley Towles Gallery (Gallery 261), Catherine and Paul Buttenwieser Gallery (Gallery 262), and Ives Family Gallery (Gallery 263) 

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website 

  • Various Media
  • Edward Weston
  • Agnes Martin
  • Park Seo Bo
  • Larry Bell
  • Martin Puryear
  • Rosso Fiorentino
  • and others

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