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Studio Programs

Sol LeWitt, The Area of Manhattan between the Places Where I Have Lived Is Removed, 1980. Cut gelatin silver print. The Addison Gallery of American Art, Gift of Suzanne Hellmuth and Jock Reynolds (PA 1965). © 2018 The LeWitt Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA/Art Resource.


Studio Program, Mapping LeWitt

Friday, April 6, 2018, 1:30 pm


Around the time he started making wall drawings and writing about the conceptual foundations of his work, Sol LeWitt also explored his ideas through works on paper, most notably in his 1967 series 100$ Drawings. These works, which LeWitt hoped would never be sold for more than 100 dollars, embodied his strict principles, his democratic impulse, and his desire for everyone to be able to afford and live with art.

The 100$ Drawings series includes maps with large geometric shapes imposed on them through actions such as cutting, tearing, and folding, which complicates and disrupts the information that maps can (and cannot) share. Join Gallery staff and John Hogan, the Mary Jo and Ted Shen Installation Director and Archivist for Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings, for hands-on exercises in mapping and drawing inspired by LeWitt’s practice. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings: Expanding a Legacy.

Studio programs respond to objects, methods, and processes of art making represented in the Gallery’s collection and special exhibitions. Led by artists, students, and Gallery staff, studio programs allow visitors to experiment with materials and find new approaches to making and close looking.

Registration is required and space is limited; to register, please call 203.432.9525 and leave your name and contact information.

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