The World Outside: Louise Nevelson at Midcentury

August 27, 2023–January 7, 2024
Second floor

One of the first exhibitions to explore of Louise Nevelson’s midcentury sculptures and works on paper in dialogue with their historical moment, The World Outside: Louise Nevelson at Midcentury illuminates Nevelson’s multidimensional mastery of form and attunement to postwar America culture. The Carter-organized exhibition features over 50 defining artworks by Nevelson on view together for the first time, including wall works, installations, and prints from across the country. These landmark artworks include Lunar Landscape, Royal Tide I, Rain Forest Wall, and Transparent Sculpture I. Divided into thematic sections that explore Nevelson’s identity as an artist, The World Outside allows Nevelson’s sculptures and works on paper to be viewed through the lens of the artistic and cultural landscape that shaped her vision and reaffirms her significance as an artist in postwar America.

All images: © 2022 Estate of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The World Outside: Louise Nevelson at Midcentury is organized by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Generous support for the exhibition and catalogue comes from The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation. The Carter’s presentation of The World Outside: Louise Nevelson at Midcentury is supported by the Alice L. Walton Foundation Temporary Exhibitions Endowment.