Made of Paper: Motherwell's Materials in the 1940s

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Detail of drawing ink on Japanese paper on Robert Motherwell's Joy of Living, (1943). Photo: © Jeffrey Warda

Tours & Gallery Programs

Made of Paper: Motherwell's Materials in the 1940s

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this program has been cancelled.

Offering a unique opportunity to engage with Robert Motherwell: Early Collages, this in-gallery program focuses on the materials and techniques that the artist used to create his early works. Exhibition catalogue contributor and paper conservator Jeffrey Warda of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum shares his research on Motherwell’s early collages, and discusses how Motherwell chose specific types of papers, paints, and adhesives to achieve different results. A cash bar reception follows the program.

$20, $15 members, $10 students

In this audio clip, listen to conservator Jeffrey Warda discuss the paper used in Robert Motherwell’s 1943 collage Untitled.