Twilight Open House: Kiki Smith at Eldridge
June 27 @ 6:00 pm - August 22 @ 8:00 pmFree
We’re swinging open the grand doors of the Museum after-hours for three special evenings welcoming art lovers to our latest exhibition. Kiki Smith titled this show Below the Horizon because she felt “that’s when we have access to the stars.” Stars are a consistent theme in her work, nowhere more so than here at Eldridge, where stars fill the stunning stained glass window she designed with architect Deborah Gans. Returning to the Museum for this building-wide show, Smith has selected 50 works in a range of mediums – from works on paper to photographs to sculpture. The exhibition features pieces never before shown in this way – in a dramatically designed National Historic Landmark, originally built in 1887 as a house of worship. Don’t miss this chance to have after-work drinks with the art of Kiki Smith!
July 25th will feature special guest Deborah Gans! Gans, who designed the Museum’s stunning stained glass window in 2010 with Kiki Smith, will lead a short talk and tour through the historic sanctuary discussing the inspiration, design, and fabrication of the monumental stained glass window. Talk will begin at 6:30 PM.