"Oh, how I love those sound sculptures!"
-Donald Oloffson

Harry Bertoia Exhibition Information

Upcoming Exhibitions

September 19th: Exhibition Lecture with the MSU School of Architecture Free and open to the public: 12:00 noon at 105 Reid Hall on Montana State University campus in Bozeman, Montana. Come join the Harry Bertoia Foundation and the MSU School of Architecture for an informative and dynamic talk. Celia's unique insight and humor have brought audiences to their feet. Don't miss this opportunity to hear her speak. Harry Bertoia was a Midcentury Modern metal worker, designed iconic wire grid chairs, handcrafted silver jewelry, constructed monumental public sculptures, and tooled monographics and created sounding sculptures. His daughter, Celia Bertoia, has made Bozeman her home. While she spends much time traveling and lecturing on Bertoia all over the country, the Architecture Department invited her to do so in her hometown and she is thrilled. Montana State University, Reid Hall is located on campus, across from Montana Hall. For more details, please contact Sharon Matney, 994-2921 or Celia Bertoia, 587-8297 celiabertoia@harrybertoia.org

September 2 - October 9: All Things Bertoia at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana: Cheever Hall Lower Gallery, on 11th Avenue near Garfield Street. All Things Bertoia will be free and open to the public September 2 - October 9, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and will participate in the September 12th Art Walk. All Things Bertoia will include furniture, jewelry, sculpture, and monotypes. Come see the exhibition sponsored by the MSU Department of Architecture featuring samplings of all of Bertoia’s work from bushes to tonals. If the name does not sound familiar, it will; you have seen the chairs in magazines. Bertoia worked with Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, and IM Pei. For more details, please contact Sharon Matney, 994-2921 or Celia Bertoia, 587-8297 celiabertoia@harrybertoia.org

September 9 – October 19: Bowling Green State University Gallery, Bowling Green, OH Bowling Green University will celebrate the completion of major repairs of their impressive Bertoia sounding sculpture with an exhibition of sculpture and monotypes. More details to follow.

2015 - Centennial of Harry Bertoia's Birth

January 31 – March 28: Civic Museum of Pordenone, Pordenone, Italy This is the area in northern Italy where Harry (Arieto) Bertoia grew up and breathed inspiration from the grape and corn fields. The Civic Museum has recently honored Bertoia by naming a newly opened gallery the Harry Bertoia Gallery. The exhibition will feature monotypes and some sculpture. It will be in conjunction with events at the Natal Home of Harry Bertoia, run by the Amici di Harry Bertoia. This is the home in which Harry was born and raised in the small but beautiful village of San Lorenzo. Movie showings, live Skype conversations with Celia Bertoia, and other surprises are coming.

January – March, exact dates TBD: Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA The exhibition will feature 30 Bertoia monotypes as well as some sculpture and serve as the opening exhibition after an extended closure for major upgrades and additions. SAM is central Pennsylvania’s only dedicated art museum and has done a spectacular job of offering diverse culture to the capitol city.

June – September, exact dates TBD: Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI Harry Bertoia’s alma mater. The Cranbrook years were extremely influential on Harry’s later career, and in addition he met his wife Brigitta there. Cranbrook Art Museum, which opened a sleek modern addition in 2011, will feature an exhibition on Harry’s metal jewelry. There has not been a show devoted to his jewelry in decades, and you will be soundly awed by it and the literature revealing the history.

Late 2015 or 2016, exact dates TBD: Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA The Allentown Art Museum held a number of exhibitions during Harry Bertoia’s life and after his death. They will honor him once again with a comprehensive exhibition including jewelry, furniture, monotypes, and sculpture. Details to follow.

Museums Displaying Bertoia

*Before visiting, please check to see if Bertoia is still on exhibit.


Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MS

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Bertoia Birth Home, San Lorenzo d’Arzene, ITALY

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO (sold and moved in 2001)

Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA

Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC

Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI

Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art, Denver, CO

Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Birmingham, MI

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN

Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Muscatine Art Center, Muscatine, IA

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY

Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

Oklahoma City Art Museum on the Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, OK

Olympia Galleries, Glenside, PA

Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL

Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Pordenone Civic Art Museum, Pordenone, ITALY

Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA

Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, CA

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Lincoln, NE

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC

Solomon Guggenheim Museum, Manhattan, NY

St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY

University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero, FL

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

Walker Art Center, Walker, MN

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS

Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI

Harry Bertoia Monoprint Exhibitions, Past or Present

1943 Museum of Non-Objective Painting (later the Guggenheim), New York, NY
1943 Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1943-7 Nierendorf Gallery, New York, NY
1945 San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
1952 Knoll Associates, New York, NY
1954 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
1956-7 Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, one man show of sculptures and monoprints and furniture – 10 museums
1956 Fairweather Hardin Gallery, Chicago, IL
1957-8 The American Federation of Arts, New York, NY
1961 St. Paul Art Center, St. Paul, MN
1963-81 Staempfli Gallery, New York, NY
1966 St. Paul Art Center, St. Paul, MN
1973 Marshall University, Huntingdon, WV
1975 Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
1975 Olympia Galleries, Glenside, PA
1977 Marshall University, Huntingdon, WV
1978 Grieg Hall, Bergen, Norway
1978 Heinie-Onstad Museum, Oslo, Norway
1984 Fairweather Hardin Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999 Allentown Art Musuem, Allentown, PA
2001 Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY
2001 Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2006 Reading Art Museum, Reading, PA
2008 Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Pordenone Art Museum, Pordenone, Friuli, ITALY

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Monoprint Permanent Collections

Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Pordenone Civic Art Museum, Pordenone, ITALY
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

His sculptures are like solidified emotion.
- Val Bertoia