The World Outside: Louise Nevelson at Midcentury
One of the first exhibitions to explore 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 American 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.
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Louise NevelsonLunar Landscape, 1959-1960
Louise NevelsonRoyal Tide I, 1960
Louise NevelsonUntitled, 1967
Louise NevelsonCase with Five Balusters, 1959
wood and paint
Louise NevelsonNight Landscape, 1955
wood painted black
Header Image Credit
Louise Nevelson (1899-1988), Lunar Landscape (detail), 1959-1960, painted wood, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Purchase with funds from the Ruth Carter Stevenson Acquisitions Endowment, 1999.3.A-J
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 project comes from The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Carter’s presentation of The World Outside: Louise Nevelson at Midcentury is supported by the Ann L. & Carol Green Rhodes Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; and the Alice L. Walton Foundation Temporary Exhibitions Endowment. Additional support comes from the Texas Commission on the Arts.