Beginning on July 18, 2022, the Museum’s colorful and crowd-pleasing Wall Drawing #793A by conceptual artist Sol LeWitt will be deinstalled from Trexler Hall in preparation for the opening of the New American Galleries. LeWitt’s Wall Drawing has been the backdrop to so many memorable Museum events and activities since the fall of 2018. It surely will be missed.

To celebrate Wall Drawing one last time before it’s gone, the Museum is hosting a Dynamic Conversation focused on Sol LeWitt and his creative practice. Once an art-establishment outsider, LeWitt is now recognized as the one of the most important conceptual artists of the 20th century.

LeWitt biographer Lary Bloom will be at the Museum on Saturday, June 25, to talk about LeWitt’s life and career. Bloom is the author of the book Sol LeWitt: A Life of Ideas (Wesleyan University Press, 2019), which draws on the author’s personal recollections of LeWitt as well as LeWitt’s letters and interviews with his friends and colleagues, including Chuck Close, Ingrid Sischy, Philip Glass, Adrian Piper, Jan Dibbets, and Carl Andre. The Dynamic Conversation is free and will begin at 1 p.m. in the auditorium, followed by a book signing at 2 p.m. Members can reserve seats HERE, all others seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Masks are encouraged.

Visitors of all ages are invited to the Museum to make a miniature Wall Drawing of their own in our Art Ways Interactive Family Gallery on June 25 and on July 16 and 17 from noon till 3 p.m. as part of the Museum’s ArtVentures program. For details about this free, family friendly workshop click HERE.

Member Special Access

Museum members can reserve seats to the Dynamic Conversation and also enjoy exclusive access to author Lary Bloom prior to the Dynamic Conversation. Lary will be greeting members in the Member Lounge from 11:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m.


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“A remarkable narrative filled with history, biography, art criticism, gossip, behind-the-scenes chatter, and insight. Lary Bloom presents a LeWitt that most of us have never seen before: private, irreverent, passionate, generous, and deeply self-aware.”
―Bryan Wolf, Jones Professor, Emeritus, Stanford University

“With his crisp lines and rigorous geometries, Sol LeWitt can seem like the most impersonal of great 20th century artists. Somehow, Lary Bloom’s biography manages to humanize the man, with tireless research, rich anecdotes and a playful sense of humor throughout.”
―Scott Timberg, author of Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class

“Lary Bloom has scrupulously chronicled not only Sol’s artistic development, but also his personal life and his ever-changing social milieu. The results are an insightful and intimate portrait of the artist, the man and his times.”
―Saul Ostrow, founder of Critical Practices Inc.



Lary Bloom has taught writing at Yale University, Wesleyan University, Trinity College, and in Fairfield University’s MFA in Creative Writing program.

His columns and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Miami Herald, the Hartford Courant, Connecticut Magazine, and the New Haven Independent.

His books include Sol LeWitt: A Life of Ideas; The Writer Within; Letters From Nuremberg; The Ignorant Maestro; The Test of Our Times; and Lary Bloom’s Connecticut Notebook.

His plays include Worth Avenue, Wild Black Yonder, and the musical A Woman of a Certain Age (lyricist)