For Immediate Release: December 11, 2018
Contact: Susan Strano, Marketing Director
802-447-1571 ext. 204
Works on Paper Gallery featuring works by Pat Musick
Closing Reception for Pat Musick’s Exhibition
Join artist Pat Musick on December 20 when Bennington Museum hosts a closing reception for her retrospective exhibit Where Did You Come From, Anyway? On display are works that demonstrate the progression as Musick’s art develops from two dimensions to her signature wall sculptures. The reception is from 4:00 to 5:00 PM, is free and open to the public.
The exhibition title is based upon a work created in 1985 which is an example of Musick’s first attempts to move away from the wall. The artist says about this work, “The painted wall sculpture is a statement about my roots. My conservative family came from Iowa farmland, a typical American story. But I always felt I was ‘different’. In this work I stand alone on an island, beside a blue cornstalk. Although my feet are firmly rooted in the land, my head is in a pink cloud. The world, both vibrant and dark, swirls around me.”
Included in this exhibition are both large- and small-scale sculpture, as well as two-dimensional art using natural media such as wood, stone, paper, and beeswax. Now a resident of Manchester Center, Vermont, Musick was born in Los Angeles and attended the University of Southern California on an art scholarship. She received an MA and PhD from Cornell University. She has written four books on art, one of which was co-authored by her husband, Jerry Carr, a retired astronaut and now her collaborator. A documentary of their lives, it will be released in 2019. The working title is The Artist and the Astronaut.
About the Museum
Bennington Museum is located at 75 Main Street (Route 9), Bennington, in The Shires of Vermont. The museum is open Thursday through Tuesday, 10 am to 5 pm and is wheelchair accessible. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and students over 18. Admission is never charged for younger students, museum members, or to visit the museum shop. Visit the museum’s website www.benningtonmuseum.org or call 802-447-1571 for more information.
Bennington Museum is a member of ArtCountry, a consortium of notable art and performance destinations in the scenic northern Berkshires of Massachusetts and southern Green Mountains of Vermont, including The Clark Art Institute, Williams College Museum of Art , Williamstown Theatre Festival (20 minutes away); and MASS MoCA (25minutes away). Visit ArtCountry.org for more information on these five great cultural centers.