Two events celebrating the exhibition Per Kirkeby: Paintings and Sculpture will take place on Thursday, April 4, 2013 and are open to the public free of charge.
Dr. Klaus Ottmann will deliver the opening lecture, Per Kirkeby: Subjective Thinker, Anti-Artist, Historical Thinker at 4:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium at Bowdoin College. The lecture will introduce themes and processes that characterize the work of Per Kirkeby. Dr. Ottmann is the co-curator of the exhibition, the Director, Center for the Study of Modern Art and Curator at Large, The Phillips Collection.
Immediately following the lecture, an Open House from 5:30 to 7:30 will take place within the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
Per Kirkeby: Paintings and Sculpture is the the first American retrospective of one of Europe’s most distinguished contemporary painters, Danish artist Per Kirkeby (b. 1938). Deeply engrossed in natural history and art history, Kirkeby is a painter, sculptor, geologist, filmmaker, and writer who has enjoyed a prolific 40-year career. The most comprehensive display of his work in the U.S. to date, Per Kirkeby: Paintings and Sculpture presents works from American and European collections and features 26 paintings, several of which are large scale, and 11 bronze sculptures that span all phases of Kirkeby’s artistic development. The exhibition will be on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art through July 14, 2012. The retrospective was organized by the Phillips Collection, Washington D.C. and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art will be the only other venue to host this groundbreaking show.
Download a schedule of Spring Events 2013 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.