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This exhibition explores Harry Bertoia's sounding sculptures, collectively referred to as Sonambient. These works are interactive, kinetic, and audible forms consisting of bundles of metal rods that collide and set off radiant tones when activated by wind or human touch.

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From May 3 to September 25, 2016, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents two exhibitions focused on prolific artist, designer, and sculptor Harry Bertoia (1915–1978)that highlight the distinct practices that bookended his illustrious career. Atmosphere for Enjoyment: Harry Bertoia's Environment for Sound explores the sounding sculptures collectively referred to as Sonambient, their …

From May 3 to September 25, 2016, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents two exhibitions focused on prolific artist, designer, and sculptor Harry Bertoia (1915–1978)that highlight the distinct practices that bookended his illustrious career. Atmosphere for Enjoyment: Harry Bertoia's Environment for Sound explores the sounding sculptures collectively referred to as Sonambient, their installation in Bertoia's stone barn, and their legacy as sound art, while Bent, Cast & Forged: The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia introduces the lesser-known jewelry works that, in many ways, are the …

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2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY, US
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10am – 6pm Thu: 10am – 9pm Closed Mon and major holidays