Mary Corse, Untitled (White Arch Inner Band Series), 1996, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Modern and Contemporary Art Council, New Talent Purchase Award by exchange, © Mary Corse, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

Museum Exhibitions

Mary Corse: A Survey in Light Travels to LACMA

Mary Corse’s first solo museum survey is a long overdue examination of this singular artist’s career.

Initially presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2018, this focused exhibition will highlight critical moments of experimentation as Corse engaged with tropes of modernist painting while charting her own course through studies in quantum physics and complex investigations into a range of “painting” materials.

The survey will bring together for the first time Corse’s key bodies of work, including her early shaped canvases, freestanding sculptures, and light encasements that she engineered in the mid-1960s, as well as her breakthrough White Light Paintings, begun in 1968, and the Black Earth Series that she initiated after moving in 1970 from downtown Los Angeles to Topanga Canyon, where she lives and works today.

To learn more, please visit LACMA's (opens in a new window) website.

  • Museum Exhibitions — Mary Corse: A Survey in Light Travels to LACMA, Jul 26, 2019