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New Exhibition Opening: Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt

Opening this Sunday, April 3, the CMA's next centennial exhibition, Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt, celebrates the close friendship between two of the most significant American artists of the postwar era: Eva Hesse (1936–1970) and Sol LeWitt (1928–2007).

While their practices diverged in many ways, this exhibition illuminates the crucial impact of their friendship on both their art and their lives. Featuring 50 works, including many that have not been publicly exhibited for decades, Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt is on view in The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery April 3 through July 31, 2016. This exhibition was organized by the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. Photography is allowed and encouraged in this show. Share your images using the hashtag #CMALines.

Looking to check out this exhibition before the official opening?  Join Reto Thüring, curator of contemporary art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and Veronica Roberts, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Blanton Museum of Art, as they discuss works in Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt  on Saturday, April 2, 2:00 PM. Free, no reservations required. Meet at the atrium desk. 

See below for images of some of the pieces in this show.

Wall Drawing #46

Wall Drawing #46: Vertical lines, not straight, not touching, uniformly dispersed with density covering the entire surface of the wall (detail), 1970. Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007). Pencil on wall; dimensions variable. LeWitt Collection, Chester, Connecticut. © 2015 The LeWitt Estate/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Untitled

Untitled, 1968. Eva Hesse (American, 1936–1970). Gouache, watercolor, silver paint, and pencil on paper; 22 1/8 x 15 1/4 in. Private collection. © The Estate of Eva Hesse. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth. 

Wall Drawing #797

Wall Drawing #797 (detail), 1995. Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007). Black, red, yellow, and blue marker on wall; dimensions variable. LeWitt Collection, Chester, Connecticut. © 2015 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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