Reverberations: Sound Sculptures by Harry Bertoia

Harry Bertoia (American, 1915-1978), Sounding Piece, ca. 1974, beryllium copper, brass plate. Purchase: Anonymous Gift, 1980

Sun, 11/19/2017 - Sun, 01/07/2018
Trexler Hall

Harry Bertoia spent more than a decade creating works of art that were also musical instruments. These innovative sculptures explore the relationship between form and sound. Reverberations presents a selection of Bertoia’s sound sculptures that were played at the Allentown Symphony Orchestra’s premiere of Visible Music, by composer Doug Ovens. This newly commissioned musical composition will be included in the exhibition.
 

Reverberations: Sound Sculptures by Harry Bertoia is supported through the generosity of the Harry C. Trexler Trust, the Century Fund, The Julius and Katheryn Hommer Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Friends of the Museum.