Lynda Benglis in Conversation

with Molly Donovan
Friday, October 08, 6:00 p.m.

Virtual Event
Gene Siskel Film Center Virtual Cinema
Closed captions available
Free for all audiences. Tickets

Join Lynda Benglis and Molly Donovan, curator of contemporary art at the National Gallery of Art, for a wide-ranging look at Benglis’s groundbreaking 1970s videos and related projects. Donovan organized the National Gallery of Art’s exhibition Lynda Benglis, on view through January 2, 2022. 

Presented in partnership with Video Data Bank.


Lynda Benglis lives and works in New York, New York and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Using materials as an extension of her own body, she has created biomorphic forms that explore the physical gesture. Over the course of her career, these materials have included wax, polyurethane, latex, cast metal, glass, and video. Benglis is the subject of a current exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and a forthcoming exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (2022). She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts grants, among others. Her work is in the permanent collections of public institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Art Institute of Chicago; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and Tate, London.



Lynda Benglis: Works in Video
Theatrical Screening
Thursday, October 7, 6:00 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center
Wheelchair and mobility device accessible; hearing loop equipped

Virtual Screenings
Friday, October 8–Thursday, October 14
Gene Siskel Film Center Virtual Cinema
Closed captions available


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