Gala Honoring Lynda Benglis and Peter Stevens

    Wed, Dec 8, 2010, 6:30pm

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    Join us at our Gala on Wednesday December 8th to honor artist Lynda Benglis and Peter Stevens, Director of the Estate of David Smith. The Gala is a festive event featuring cocktails, dinner, entertainment and, this year, will be held at the Metropolitan Pavillion. Tickets start at $750 and all proceeds will benefit SculptureCenter's exhibition program.

    A revolutionary figure, Lynda Benglis embodies the spirit of experimentation in contemporary sculpture that SculptureCenter promotes. Challenging conventions of gender and politics as well as pushing the boundaries of material and process, Lynda has been a monumental force in changing how sculpture is made, presented and viewed over the past 40 years. A retrospective of her work is currently on view at the RISD Museum in Providence and will be presented at the New Museum in February 2011.

    Peter Stevens has been Director of the Estate of David Smith since 1979 and is acknowledged as the foremost authority on David Smith's work. He has curated numerous exhibitions and made significant contributions to the research and scholarship on the work furthering the understanding and impact of this major American sculptor. He has been an active and positive presence in the international sculpture community and served on SculptureCenter's Board of Trustees from 2004-2008.