Tuesday I was invited to the media preview of Louise Bourgeois: To Unravel a Torment, at Glenstone Museum.

Richard Sera’s Sylvester sits just outside the entrance doors of the museum and I can never walk past without ducking in for a few quick photographs.

The exhibition is a five-decade survey of the trailblazing work of French-born American artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) featuring nearly 30 works, all from Glenstone’s collection, including the recently acquired installation piece The Destruction of the Father.

Emily Wei Rales, director and co-founder of Glenstone says Louise Bourgeois “was a radical figure who pursued her own course for decades with wit, intelligence, and daring—at times out of step with prevailing taste and ideas. Today we recognizer her as an icon of late 20th century art, a proto-feminist who combined personal narrative and psychological insight with extraordinary artistic innovations.”

Louise Bourgeois: To Unravel a Torment opens to the public on May 10th. It’s being presented in the museum’s original exhibition space, the Gallery, and will remain on view when Glenstone opens its new building , the Pavillions, and expanded landscape on October 4th. The exhibition runs through January 2020.

Admission to Glenstone is always free but requires reservations which can be scheduled here. Glenstone is open Thursdays - Sundays, from 10am to 5pm.

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