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Richard Van Buren: Material Witness

Richard Van Buren, Bling Bop, 2015.
Richard Van Buren, Bling Bop, 2015.

Event Details

Born in 1937, Richard Van Buren has been exploring the relationship of the organic and man-made in his plastic sculptural objects since the mid-1960s. His cast resin and thermoplastic sculptures are expressive abstractions. Impregnated with a range of materials like fiberglass, shells, glitter and costume jewelry, they pop with intense translucent colors, reflective glints and hidden treasures.

Van Buren taught at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design in New York from 1967 – 2001 and now lives and works in Perry, Maine. He was the 2013 winner of Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.

The opening reception for Material Witness will be Friday, January, 12 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a talk by Richard Van Buren at 5:45. 


Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 – Sunday, May. 20, 2018 All-Day South Dakota Art Museum

Parking Information

Free parking just west of the museum on Harvey Dunn Street.

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