Opening Reception: join us from 5:00-7:00 for a free public reception to celebrate the opening of our newest exhibit, Richard Van Buren: Material Witness. Mr. Van Buren will talk at 5:45.
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.
Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. 1036 Medary Avenue. Parking in museum’s new free lot west of the museum on Harvey Dunn St. and in university lots after 4:00 and on street. Admission to the museum is always free.
Richard Van Buren: Material Witness is open at the South Dakota Art Museum January 12 - May 20, 2018.
1036 Medary Avenue. Parking in museum’s new free lot west of the museum on Harvey Dunn St. and in university lots after 4:00 and on street.