Louise Nevelson, Untitled, 1928. Fabricated red chalk on paper, sheet, 17 5/8 × 13 3/8 in. (44.8 × 34 cm); mount: 19 9/16 × 15 1/2 in. (49.7 × 39.4 cm) © 2018 Estate of Louise Nevelson/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Museum Exhibitions

The Face in the Moon

Drawings and Prints by Louise Nevelson

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

July 20 – October 8, 2018

Louise Nevelson (1899–1988), an artist best known for her monochromatic wooden sculptures, produced a distinctive body of works on paper over the course of her long career. Interested in the physical constraints of objects, Nevelson sought to transform the materials that she used and the subjects that she depicted. She believed that art could reorient one’s relationship to the built and natural world, challenging us to see our environments differently through her work.

Drawn entirely from the Whitney’s collection, The Face in the Moon: Drawings and Prints by Louise Nevelson follows her work in drawing, printing, and collage, from her early focus on the human body through her progression into abstraction.

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  • Museum Exhibitions — "The Face in the Moon: Drawings and Prints by Louise Nevelson" at the Whitney, Jun 29, 2018