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Richard Tuttle: What Is the Object? and Conserving Active Matter are now open to the public and receiving glowing reviews! Join us for what The New York Times calls a “serious challenge to ordinary exhibitions.”  Read the entire review here.

Richard Tuttle: What Is the Object? explores the meaning of objects through the eyes of celebrated contemporary American artist Richard Tuttle. Part exhibition, part artwork, this unique exhibition invites visitors to view, pick up, and hold 75 items drawn from Tuttle’s own collection.

Conserving Active Matter explores the activity of matter through objects that span five continents and range in time from the Paleolithic to the present. Both exhibitions run from March 25 to July 10, 2022.

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Join us for these literary and thought-provoking explorations that continue your exhibition experience. As members, you will receive priority access and free admission.

Reading with Objects
Thursday, April 14
6 pm ET
Poet, author, and educator Anselm Berrigan has curated a reading list for Richard Tuttle: What Is the Object?, including poetry, prose, and cross-genre writing that meditates on our idiosyncratic experiences with objects. Join us for any (or all) of these reading group evenings, when we will engage with work by Renée Gladman, Francis Ponge, Clark Coolidge, and Tuttle himself, as well as read and listen to a selection of poems by artists that work in and from objects.

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What Does the Object Say?
Wednesday, April 20
6 pm
Acclaimed puppeteer and director Lake Simons offers an animated way of experiencing Richard Tuttle: What Is the Object?, in conversation with curator Peter N. Miller. What can we learn about objects when we bring them to life through puppetry? This is a question that Simons has explored in workshops with a mixed cohort of high school and graduate students, who will—as part of this evening—stage puppet performance interludes based on Richard Tuttle’s writings and using exhibition objects.

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