Forward in Time: Sol LeWitt and Contemporary Art

Thursday, April 13 | 7–8 pm

Join us as we explore the work and legacy of Sol LeWitt, a pioneer of Conceptual Art. LeWitt’s Wall Drawings, such as MAG’s recently installed Wall Drawing #957: Form Derived from a Cube are evidence of his radical and lasting impact on our contemporary understanding of art and the artist’s process. John Hogan, who has directed LeWitt wall-drawing installations in the United States and across the globe, will discuss the artist’s conceptual practice, the evolution in content, methodology, and materials, and how the LeWitt’s systematized approach to the installation of his Wall Drawings ensured the works’ enduring presentation as contemporary art. This program will be ASL interpreted.

John Hogan is the Mary Jo and Ted Shen Installation Director and Archivist for Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings at the Yale University Art Gallery, a unique position established in 2013 that facilitates collaboration among conservators, curators, and artists. Hogan has been a principal draftsperson for Sol LeWitt since 1982; in this role, he has directed LeWitt wall-drawing installations in the United States and internationally, including the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York; the Centre Pompidou-Metz, France; Museum M, Leuven, Belgium; the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; numerous private collections; and most recently, the first LeWitt exhibition in Shanghai.

This program is included with museum admission. Special registration not required.