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Ursula von Rydingsvard

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Filmed at the Neuberger Museum of Art on February 6, 2019

Sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard discusses sculpture—including her work on view in A Gathering: Sculpture from the Collection—from the perspective of her personal history.

This event is part of the Daniel P. Paduano and Janet W. Prindle Lecture Series

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The exhibition, A Gathering: Sculpture from the Collection included 19 objects spanning a period of fifty-five years (1947-2002), and highlighting the versatility of materials worked by different hands. The artists in the exhibition employed steel, aluminum, wood, and found objects to explore movement, sound, origin, transformation, minimalist form, and the specificity of three-dimensional objects in space.

According to artist John Chamberlain, “Every material has a different density, different weight… Every hand squeezes differently. In finding your place in sculpture, you need to find the material that offers you just the right resistance. As it turns out, car metal offers me the correct resistance so that I can make a form – not overform it or underform it.” The exhibition includes sculpture that ranges from the figurative to the abstract and from the playful to the profound.

The exhibition closed on February 27, 2019.


February 6, 2019

List of speakers


  • Avis Larson, Assistant Curator, Neuberger Museum of Art
    and curator of A Gathering: Sculpture from the Collection 


  • Artist Ursula von Rydingsvard