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PRINCETON, NJ - Princeton University Art Museum presents an installation by Ursula von Rydingsvard and Others: Materials and Manipulations
Sculpture: Ursula von Rydingsvard and Others: Materials and Manipulations
Installation date: On view now through Feb. 7, 2016
Venue: Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Significance: To celebrate the installation of a major new sculpture by Ursula von Rydingsvard (born 1942) on the Princeton University campus, the Princeton University Art Museum has organized an installation of nine works by the artist – including one recent acquisition by the Museum – in a variety of media. The monumental new commission for Princeton, at the entrance to the new Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, is Von Rydingsvard’s first sculpture made primarily of copper.
Content: Both the new sculpture and the works on view in the Museum illustrate Von Rydingsvard’s fearless, painstaking approach to fabrication and enduring interest in the aesthetic and emotional power of materials. Works in the Museum’s collections by several other artists who share Von Rydingsvard’s concerns surrounding sources, modes and relevance of cultural production – El Anatsui, Carol Bove, Leonardo Drew, Zach Harris, Jason Middlebrook, Sean Scully, Florian Schmidt, Arlene Shechet, Michelle Stuart, Gert and Uwe Tobias – round out the installation.
Ursula von Rydingsvard | A Conversation
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, 5:30 p.m. in 10 McCosh Hall
Learn about the making of Ursula von Rydingsvard’s monumental new sculpture for the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment on Princeton’s campus. Von Rydingsvard and metal artist Richard Webber will discuss the work with James Steward, Nancy A. Nasher–David J. Haemisegger, Class of 1976, Director. A reception in the Museum will follow.
Public Art at Princeton: Princeton University boasts one of the most significant public art collections in the United States, with masterworks by more than 60 major artists. A campus art initiative, launched in 2008 to expand the University’s existing collection of historical campus art with commissions by living artists, is currently undertaking numerous commissions and loans.
Credits: Ursula von Rydingsvard and Others: Materials and Manipulations has been made possible with generous support from Sue and John Diekman, Class of 1965, and Robert and Stacey Goergen, Class of 1990.