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Virginia Maksymowicz: Structural Transparencies

Mar 20 – Apr 26

Virginia Maksymowicz: Structural Transparencies


The Phillips Museum of Art is pleased to present an exhibition by Virginia Maksymowicz,
Franklin & Marshall College Professor of Sculpture. Through a variety of two- and three-
dimensional media, the artist follows a complex visual trail of architectural and figurative
elements: caryatids, columns, canephorae, baskets of produce, Corinthian capitals, acanthus, as
well as bodies, bones, bread and water. Maksymowicz does not aim to “prove” the connections
she makes among them through historical methodology. Instead, by giving them tangible form
she permits structure and metaphor to become transparent.

Opening reception, Mar 22, 5 p.m. Dana Gallery

Artist in Conversation with Ms. Shannon Stratton, William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, Mar 29, 5 p.m. Dana Gallery


  • Image Credit: Virginia Maksymowicz, Bones + Tools Installation, Hydrostone casts of human bones and tools, 2015 (courtesy of the artist)
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