Your group will enjoy early entry to the show, a tour of show highlights led by one of our prestigious exhibitors, and a catered lunch in the historic Board of Officers Room, designed by Herter Brothers. Following lunch your group is free to explore the show, attend the 2:00 PM Loan Exhibition Lecture, and visit the 2016 Loan Exhibition, Legacy for the Future: Wadsworth Atheneum of Art. Please contact Helen Kippax (Helenkippax1@gmail.com) for reservations. Reservations subject to availability.
Contemporary artists are typically well-educated on the history of art. In fact, many create work in direct response to important works in storied collections like the Wadsworth Atheneum’s. MATRIX, the museum’s project-based series of solo exhibitions of contemporary art since 1975, has featured numerous artists who have been inspired to build exhibitions in dialogue with its art collections. Recent MATRIX artists―including Justin Lowe, Rashaad Newsome, Jan Tichy, Allison Schulnik, Mark Bradford, and Mark Dion―have created some of these memorable “site-specific” exhibition projects.