Harry Bertoia: Structure and Sound at Michener

A new exhibit, Harry Bertoia: Structure and Sound, is opening this weekend at Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, showcasing the works of Harry Bertoia.

Harry Bertoia (1915 – 1978), born in Italy in 1915, was a resident of Barto, Pennsylvania where he created his well-known sonambient or tonal sounding sculptures and designed furniture for Knoll, Inc.       See more

The New York Times recently wrote;

The sculptor Harry Bertoia preferred hammering metals to dealing with paperwork. At his workshop in Bally, Pa., Bertoia, who was born in Italy, would sometimes stay up all night finishing his signature stalks, grids, gongs, mushrooms and dandelions.

“Harry Bertoia: Structure and Sound,” an exhibition with about 70 pieces (mostly untitled), opens on July 20 at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa. It includes his steel, copper, bronze and brass sculptures, many of which were built to make clanging sounds; his popular wire-mesh chairs, which Knoll mass-produced; and his little-known silver jewelry and ink drawings.

The exhibit opens on July 20th and runs through October 13, 2013 at the Michener Art Museum, 138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown.

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