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Rosalyn Drexler's Lovers, 1963

Rosalyn Drexler (American, born 1926). Lovers, 1963. Acrylic and paper collage on canvas, 55 1/4 x 52 inches (140.3 x 132.1 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; George B. and Jenny R. Mathews Fund, by exchange, 2016 (2016:1). © 2016 Rosalyn Drexler / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.

Curator Talk: Senior Curator Cathleen Chaffee on Rosalyn Drexler

Friday, October 21, 2016 ● 7:15 pm


On the occasion of the opening of the special exhibition Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is?, please join us for a talk by Senior Curator Cathleen Chaffee about the artist and the exhibition. A panel discussion will follow with Chaffee, who organized the exhibition at the Albright-Knox; Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University Assistant Curator Caitlin Julia Rubin, who co-organized the exhibition at the Rose; and Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Associate Curator Allison Unruh, Ph.D., who will organize the exhibition at the Kemper. 

This historic and long-overdue monographic exhibition celebrates Rosalyn Drexler’s multidisciplinary artistic practice and acknowledges her important contribution to Pop art. Drexler’s early sculptures, paintings, and collages are presented alongside examples from her award-winning plays and novels. These are accompanied by documentation of her personal life and wrestling and theatrical careers, emphasizing every part of her multifaceted practice.

The talk with be preceded by a Members' Opening of Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is? from 5 to 7 pm, and will take place during a free public exhibition opening from 7 to 9 pm.

Event Sponsors

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges The Phyllis L. Goldman Memorial Endowment Fund for its generous support of this conversation.

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