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Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy

Sep 24, 2020–Nov 7, 2021

For more than twenty years, Beth Lipman has transformed glass, metal, clay, video, and photographs into powerful statements addressing mortality, temporality, identity, and excess. The exhibition brings together a decade of work, and is the first major scholarly assessment of the artist’s career. In these turbulent times, Lipman’s art reminds us of where we came from, the subjectivity of history, and the need for harmony with the larger world.

Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy is curated by MAD’s curator of collections Samantha De Tillio.

Generous support for Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy provided by Marian and Russell Burke, Victoria F. Morris, Sharon Karmazin, Alturas Foundation, Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, and Kohler Foundation.

This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

In interviews, a studio visit, and a tour of Milwaukee’s historic Pabst Mansion, the artist shares the creative process and conceptual framework of her ongoing installation.

A major scholarly appraisal of Lipman’s innovative work.

NYC-ARTS gives an insider’s look at the artist’s mid-career survey.

A close look at Lipman's delicate and complex installation now on view in the exhibition.

Beth Lipman and exhibition curator Samantha De Tillio discuss what it means to be an environmentally conscious artist.

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