This Month at the Neuberger Museum

A film by Marcie Begletter, will be screened March 15, 6-8. As the wild ride of the 1960s came to a close, Hesse, a 34-year-old German-born American artist was cresting the wave of a swiftly rising career. One of the few women recognized as central to the New York art scene, she had over 20 group shows scheduled for 1970, in addition to being chosen for a cover article in Artforum. Her work was finally receiving both the critical and commercial attention it deserved. When she died in 1970 from a brain tumor, the life of one of that decade’s most passionate and brilliant artists was tragically cut short. 

Artists such as Dan Graham, Richard Serra, Nancy Holt, Carl Andre, Robert and Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Eva’s husband Tom Doyle, and her friend, writer Lucy Lippard speak candidly and with great passion about the 60s, and Hesse’s work and life.

On March 22 from 6:30-8, Purchase College graduate Fred Willson ’76 will talk about his site-specific installations, which encourage viewers to reconsider social and historical narratives, raising critical questions about the politics of erasure and exclusion. 

Tickets to public programs are free to Purchase College students, staff, and faculty, and Neuberger Museum of Art members. General Admission: $10.

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