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Harry Bertoia Exhibition Information

 
Upcoming Exhibitions
 



Centennial of Harry Bertoia's Birth:

Happy Birthday Harry Bertoia! Join the Harry Bertoia Foundation at diverse celebrations and exhibitions around the world:


THE LIFE AND WORK OF HARRY BERTOIA
Book Signing
Barnes & Noble, Gallatin Valley Mall, Bozeman, Montana
August 22: 2-4 PM
More details TBA
Celia Bertoia invites you to come say hello and chat about all things Bertoia. She will be signing her book The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia and has many stories, anecdotes, and insights to share about her father, Harry Bertoia, his legacy for the future, and the HarryBertoia foundation.

DAUGHTERS OF DESIGN
Denver Modernism 10th Anniversary Show
Denver, Colorado
September
More details TBA

Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
Post-poned until 2018, exact dates TBD:
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.

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

BENT, CAST, AND FORGED: THE JEWELRY OF HARRY BERTOIA
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
March 13: 6-8 PM
Art Members’ Opening Reception: Friday, March 13, 2015. Exclusive event for Cranbrook Art Members. Memberships may be purchased for $50 at the front desk the evening of the event.
     6 PM A LOOK AT HARRY BERTOIA'S JEWELRY AND WORK
     Celia Bertoia lecture. Celia Bertoia is the youngest daughter of Harry Bertoia as well as the Director of the
     HarryBertoia foundation. She is the author of The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia, released March 28, 2015.
     She lectures throughout the country on Bertoia, often in conjunction with Bertoia exhibitions or midcentury
     modern events. Her passion is to further the legacy of her father. This lecture will explore how the early Bertoia
     jewelry paved the way for his later monumental sculptures, plus give insight into how it was growing up
     with an innovative genius of an artist. Watch Celia's Cranbrook lecture below.
March 14 – November 29:
Bent, Cast, and Forged: The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia is the first museum exhibition devoted to Harry Bertoia’s designs for jewelry. As long ago as 1946, The Museum of Modern Art took a bold step with their exhibition entitled Modern Handmade Jewelry… one of the first to acknowledge wearable art as a movement in America. See similar Bertoia pieces now at Cranbrook Museum. Catalog available. Find out more at CranbrookArt.edu



PAST EXHIBITIONS

HARRY BERTOIA: FOUR DECADES OF DRAWINGS
Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
January 16 – April:
Opening night! 6:00pm - 9:00pm on Friday, January 16. 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. Susquehanna's "Pop Open!" night will feature a special Pop Art exhibition as well. Find out more here. Susquehanna Art Museum, 1401 North 3rd St, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17102

DALLA NATURA AL SEGNO: HARRY BERTOIA 1915-2015
ITALY
The Harry Bertoia Gallery, Pordenone & the Natal Home, San Lorenzo d'Arzene
February 7 – March 29:
Read the full press release here.
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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRY BERTOIA
Parron Hall, sponsored by Knoll Studio, San Diego, California
May 6: 5:30 PM
In honor of Harry Bertoia's 100th Birthday, the Harry Bertoia Foundation presents a celebration conversation with Celia Bertoia—Harry's youngest daughter—to further the legacy of her father. Find out more. Join us Wednesday, May 6th at 5:30 PM, at the beautiful Parron Hall, 7700 Ronson Road, Suite 100, San Diego, California 92117.
Please RSVP to Jennifer Brown at jennifer_brown@knoll.com or 562-713-2828

Southern California Tour
San Diego, Santa Monica, Los Angeles
May 1—7
Celia Bertoia, the director of the HarryBertoia foundation, and Harry's youngest daughter, will be traveling from the San Diego area to Santa Monica and LA, networking, presenting at private events, and promoting her new book, The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia.
Celia will be presenting at one public event in San Diego (see May 6th above), in addition to private Knoll-hosted events for architecture and design professionals. Celia will be giving a specially-tailored educational presentation to enhace the knowledge of these design clients, so they understand the history, the relationship of the Knolls to Bertoia, and the struggles that they went through to finally reach the place where they could successfully mass-produce these chairs—it was not an easy task—no one had ever made chairs like this for mass production.

New York City Tour
May 17—22, private events.
Join the director of the HarryBertoia foundation in New York City! Celia will speak at private, Knoll-hosted events for architecture and design professionals. Celia will be giving a specially-tailored educational presentation to enhace the knowledge of these design clients, so they understand the history, the relationship of the Knolls to Bertoia, and the struggles that they went through to finally reach the place where they could successfully mass-produce these chairs—it was not an easy task—no one had ever made chairs like this for mass production.

Pennsylvania Tour
Barnes & Noble, Center Valley, Pennsylvania
May 23: 1-3 PM
Celia's book is available! Come and get your book signed by the author and discuss the writing process and biographical content at your favorite book store! We will also have a few original samples of Bertoia's work to view.
Join us for discussion, book signing, and snacks at Barnes & Noble, 2960 Center Valley, Center Valley, PA. Call 610 791-3825 for more details.

Moravian Book Shop, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
May 30, 3-5 PM
Celia's book is available! Come and get your book signed by the author and discuss the writing process and biographical content at your favorite book store! We will also have a few original samples of Bertoia's work to view.
Join us for a book release party, discussion and signing with wine and cheese at Moravian Book Shop, 428 Main St, Bethlehem, PA. Call 610 866-5481 for more details.

Galleries Displaying Bertoia

Lost City Arts in New York, NY
RoGallery in Long Island City, NY
Peyton Wright Gallery in Santa Fe, NM
Galere in West Palm Coast, FL
Thurston Royce Gallery in Allentown, PA
Solway Gallery in Cincinnati, OH
Maxwell Davidson Gallery
Sam Kaufman Gallery

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

Auction Houses with Harry Bertoia

Wright Auction
1st Dibs
Art Net
Christies
Deco Net
Invaluable
Live Auctioneers
Rago Arts
Sothebys
NOTE: www.bertoiaauctions.com sells antique toys, NOT Bertoia’s

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





© Harry Bertoia 2015. All Rights Reserved.
*Special thanks to Maria Krasinski, Mary Thorp, Wright 20, Rago Arts, & anyone else inadvertantly missed for use of their photography.*      
 

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