Reverberations: Sound Sculptures by Harry Bertoia

Harry Bertoia (American, 1915-1978), Sounding Piece, ca. 1974, beryllium copper, brass plate. Allentown Art Museum purchase, anonymous gift, 1980 © 2017 Estate of Harry Bertoia / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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 premiered at the Allentown Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Visible Music on November 4 and 5 by composer Doug Ovens. This newly commissioned musical composition will be included in the exhibition. Included in the exhibition are works from the Museum's collection as well as from the collections of Muhlenberg College, Ursinus College, Val Bertoia (BertoiaStudio.com), and the City of Bethlehem.
 

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.


© 2017 Estate of Harry Bertoia / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York