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Bertoia Events & Exhibitions

Current & Upcoming

HARRY BERTOIA EAST COAST EVENTS

Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Fall 2017


Several possible events are in the works for fall 2017. Details TBD. Interested in inviting Celia Bertoia to speak at your venue? Click here and fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.

FILM RELEASE

Sonambients by Jeffrey & Miriam Eger
Available Now!


Filmed in 1971 in the Sonambient Barn of Pennsylvania, spectacular footage of Harry Bertoia playing and discussing the Sonambient collection. Full interview with Harry never before released to the public! Click here to get your collector’s limited edition. Read the story of the making of Sonambients here.

TABLE TONAL II

Limited Edition Reproduction
Available Now!


Click here to get your Limited Edition Table Tonal II.

Past Exhibitions

HARRY BERTOIA: FREE INTERPRETATIONS

Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 20 to November 6
Celia Bertoia exhibition event & lecture: October 8
Join the Harry Bertoia Foundation in celebrating the new home for the Philadelphia Civic Center Fountain, Woodmere Art Museum’s beautiful sculpture garden.

Click here for exhibition details and click here for admission, hours, and directions.

HARRY BERTOIA: FOUR DECADES OF DRAWINGS
Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
January 16 – April:
Opening night! 6:00pm – 9:00pm on Friday, January 16. The exhibition will feature 30 Bertoia monotypes as well as some sculpture and serve as the opening exhibition after an extended closure for major upgrades and additions. SAM is central Pennsylvania’s only dedicated art museum and has done a spectacular job of offering diverse culture to the capitol city. Susquehanna’s “Pop Open!” night will feature a special Pop Art exhibition as well. Find out more here. Susquehanna Art Museum, 1401 North 3rd St, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17102

DALLA NATURA AL SEGNO: HARRY BERTOIA 1915-2015
ITALY
The Harry Bertoia Gallery, Pordenone & the Natal Home, San Lorenzo d’Arzene
February 7 – March 29:
Read the full press release here.
This is the area in northern Italy where Harry (Arieto) Bertoia grew up and breathed inspiration from the grape and corn fields. The Civic Museum has recently honored Bertoia by naming a newly opened gallery the Harry Bertoia Gallery. The exhibition will feature monotypes and some sculpture. It will be in conjunction with events at the Natal Home of Harry Bertoia, run by the Amici di Harry Bertoia. This is the home in which Harry was born and raised in the small but beautiful village of San Lorenzo. Movie showings, live Skype conversations with Celia Bertoia, and other surprises are coming.

BENT, CAST, AND FORGED: THE JEWELRY OF HARRY BERTOIA
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
March 13: 6-8 PM
Art Members’ Opening Reception: Friday, March 13, 2015. Exclusive event for Cranbrook Art Members. Memberships may be purchased for $50 at the front desk the evening of the event.
6 PM A LOOK AT HARRY BERTOIA’S JEWELRY AND WORK
Celia Bertoia lecture. Celia Bertoia is the youngest daughter of Harry Bertoia as well as the Director of the
HarryBertoia foundation. She is the author of The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia, released March 28, 2015.
She lectures throughout the country on Bertoia, often in conjunction with Bertoia exhibitions or midcentury
modern events. Her passion is to further the legacy of her father. This lecture will explore how the early Bertoia
jewelry paved the way for his later monumental sculptures, plus give insight into how it was growing up
with an innovative genius of an artist. Watch Celia’s Cranbrook lecture below.
March 14 – November 29:
Bent, Cast, and Forged: The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia is the first museum exhibition devoted to Harry Bertoia’s designs for jewelry. As long ago as 1946, The Museum of Modern Art took a bold step with their exhibition entitled Modern Handmade Jewelry… one of the first to acknowledge wearable art as a movement in America. See similar Bertoia pieces now at Cranbrook Museum. Catalog available. Find out more at CranbrookArt.edu

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRY BERTOIA
Parron Hall, sponsored by Knoll Studio, San Diego, California
May 6: 5:30 PM
In honor of Harry Bertoia’s 100th Birthday, the Harry Bertoia Foundation presents a celebration conversation with Celia Bertoia—Harry’s youngest daughter—to further the legacy of her father. Find out more. Join us Wednesday, May 6th at 5:30 PM, at the beautiful Parron Hall, 7700 Ronson Road, Suite 100, San Diego, California 92117.
Please RSVP to Jennifer Brown at jennifer_brown@knoll.com or 562-713-2828

Southern California Tour
San Diego, Santa Monica, Los Angeles
May 1—7
Celia Bertoia, the director of the HarryBertoia foundation, and Harry’s youngest daughter, will be traveling from the San Diego area to Santa Monica and LA, networking, presenting at private events, and promoting her new book, The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia.
Celia will be presenting at one public event in San Diego (see May 6th above), in addition to private Knoll-hosted events for architecture and design professionals. Celia will be giving a specially-tailored educational presentation to enhace the knowledge of these design clients, so they understand the history, the relationship of the Knolls to Bertoia, and the struggles that they went through to finally reach the place where they could successfully mass-produce these chairs—it was not an easy task—no one had ever made chairs like this for mass production.

New York City Tour
May 17—22, private events.
Join the director of the HarryBertoia foundation in New York City! Celia will speak at private, Knoll-hosted events for architecture and design professionals. Celia will be giving a specially-tailored educational presentation to enhace the knowledge of these design clients, so they understand the history, the relationship of the Knolls to Bertoia, and the struggles that they went through to finally reach the place where they could successfully mass-produce these chairs—it was not an easy task—no one had ever made chairs like this for mass production.

Pennsylvania Tour
Barnes & Noble, Center Valley, Pennsylvania
May 23: 1-3 PM
Celia’s book is available! Come and get your book signed by the author and discuss the writing process and biographical content at your favorite book store! We will also have a few original samples of Bertoia’s work to view.
Join us for discussion, book signing, and snacks at Barnes & Noble, 2960 Center Valley, Center Valley, PA. Call 610 791-3825 for more details.

Moravian Book Shop, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
May 30, 3-5 PM
Celia’s book is available! Come and get your book signed by the author and discuss the writing process and biographical content at your favorite book store! We will also have a few original samples of Bertoia’s work to view.
Join us for a book release party, discussion and signing with wine and cheese at Moravian Book Shop, 428 Main St, Bethlehem, PA. Call 610 866-5481 for more details.

THE LIFE AND WORK OF HARRY BERTOIA
Book Signing
Barnes & Noble, Gallatin Valley Mall, Bozeman, Montana
August 22: 2-4 PM
Celia Bertoia invites you to come say hello and chat about all things Bertoia. She will be signing her book The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia and has many stories, anecdotes, and insights to share about her father, Harry Bertoia, his legacy for the future, and the HarryBertoia foundation.

THE LIFE AND WORK OF HARRY BERTOIA
Author reading and book signing
City Stack Books & Coffee, Denver, Colorado
September 11, 3:00 PM
Join Celia at City Stack Books & Coffee. Come say hello and chat about all things Bertoia. She will be signing her book The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia and has many stories, anecdotes, and insights to share about her father, Harry Bertoia, his legacy for the future, and the HarryBertoia foundation. 1743 Wazee St.

BERTOIA AND SAARINEN, THEN AND NOW…
Denver Modernism 10th Anniversary Show
National Western Event Center, Level 2
Denver, Colorado

September 12, 2:00 PM
Entry fee by the day or weekend.
Celia Bertoia and Susan Saarinen, Daughters of Design, will speak on their fathers at the main stage. Susan and Celia will both stay for a book signing and questions afterwards. 4655 Humboldt St, near the Coliseum.

KNOLL CELEBRATES HARRY BERTOIA
LONDON, United Kingdom
The Knoll Showroom, 91 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7EX
September 21 – 25:
An exhibition of sculpture, monoprints and furniture celebrating the centennial of Bertoia’s birth. Read the press release here.
September 22: 7PM
In conversation with Celia Bertoia and Deyan Sudjic. Private event by invitaton only, to be followed by a drinks reception at 7:45. RSVP receptionUK@knolleurope.com or call 02072366655. Strictly by invitation only.

DESIGN PHILADELPHIA
Bertoia, Nakashima, Schultz at Knoll: Reflections by the Next Generation
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
October 14: 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Join Collab to celebrate DesignPhiladelphia with panelists Celia Bertoia, Mira Nakashima, and Peter Schultz who will speak about the work of their fathers during their design tenure at Knoll and the ongoing legacy of that work at Knoll and beyond. Talk/Panel open to general audience, followed by a Collab members-only reception. Find out more here.

FROM THE BACKBONE OF ITALY TO ICON OF MODERN DESIGN
Salon Series: Best of Italy
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
December 16: 7:00 PM
Through first-hand stories and private photos, discover how the acclaimed mid-century modern designer Harry Bertoia drew inspiration from the rural landscape of the small village of San Lorenzo where he grew up. His daughter, Celia Bertoia shares how the nature of Italy was a strong influence on his psyche and his work.
Join us at the Phoenix Art Museum’s Singer Hall, 1625 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets are $5 non-members / FREE for Members and Students w/ID Buy your tickets here.

DAUGHTERS OF DESIGN: BERTOIA, EAMES & SAARINEN
Modernism Week
Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California
February 15: 5-6:30 PM
Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames and Harry Bertoia: three design legends whose long relationships first developed at Cranbrook Acadamy of Art in Michigan, during a magical time when they studied and taught together. Each have played significant roles in postwar American design and their influence is still tremendous today.
Join the “Daughters of Design” as they “compare chairs and childhoods” with an educational and entertaining presentation filled with stories, family photos and memorabilia.
The Palm Springs Art Museum’s Annenberg Theater is located at 101 N. Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 Click for directions.
Tickets are $15, BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE.

AN EVENING OF INSPIRING DESIGN
With Celia Bertoia
Knoll Showroom, Tempe, Arizona
April 21: 5-7:00 PM
Join us at Knoll for an evening of inspiring design with Celia Bertoia, daughter of iconic sculptor and designer Harry Bertoia. Celia will be signing her book The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia and a few small Bertoia originals will be on display. Celia will lecture on her father and the history of the Bertoia chair collection, as well as touch on his other avenues of art, including Sonambient. Email jcallahan@knoll.com to RSVP
The Knoll Showroom in Tempe is located at 74 East Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 300, Tempe Arizona 85281.

DONER LOUNGE
Give Big Gallatin Valley
HarryBertoia Foundation Headquarters, Montana
May 3: 3-5:00 PM
On May 3rd, the Bozeman Community Foundation supports local foundations with a community-wide fund raising effort, Give Big Gallatin Valley. HarryBertoia Foundation is participating for the first time in this wonderful local event. If you enjoy the HarryBertoia Foundation’s offerings and support their work, now you can show it.
The DONOR LOUNGE – OPEN HOUSE is from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, May 3rd at 2791 Butch Cassidy Drive, Bozeman, MT, in Outlaw Subdivision (near the airport). View numerous original Bertoias, sit in a Bertoia chair, purchase a signed copy of The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia, and get a better idea of what we do and what he did. Don’t feel pressured to donate if you just want to see what’s happening – please come visit! Get a freebie just for showing up! Click here for more details.

BENT CAST AND FORGED & ATMOSPHERE FOR ENJOYMENT
The Jewelry & Sonambient Sculpture of Harry Bertoia
Museum of Art and Design, New York City
May 3rd to September 25th
“Bent, Cast, and Forged; the Jewelry of Harry Bertoia,” traveling to New York City from Cranbrook Art Museum, will be accompanied by a Sonambient sound event as well as a display of monotypes from the permanent collection of the Harry Bertoia Foundation. This show bookends Bertoia’s career – jewelry from Cranbrook days to Sonambient from his last decade. Click here for more information.

MODERNISM ATLANTA
Celia Bertoia
Knoll Showroom, Atlanta, Georgia
June 1, 6:30-8:30pm
Celia Bertoia, director of the Harry Bertoia Foundation and author of “The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia”, explains the history of her father’s iconic Bertoia Diamond Chair, Bertoia’s unique relationship with Knoll, and share archival stories surrounding the development of the chairs. Discussion will include other works of her father: monumental public sculptures, jewelry, monotypes, and other sculptures, followed by a Q&A with Atlanta HOME Magazine Editor-in-Chief Betsy Riley. Join us at the Atlanta, Georgia Knoll Showroom, located at 1170 Howell Mill Rd, #200
Buy your tickets: click here

CELIA BERTOIA IN WEST PALM BEACH
The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia
Design Within Reach, West Palm Beach, Florida
Wednesday, September 14th, 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Sponsored by Knoll. RSVP to Janine: jcleveland@knoll.com
Celia will be speaking about her father: his work and life, the history of the chairs, Sonambient, the monumental sculptures and much more. We always have a good time! We’ll have “The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia” author-signed books and limited edition jewelry available to purchase. Tell your friends! The event will be located at Design Within Reach, 230 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL, (561) 833-1799

CELIA BERTOIA IN MIAMI
The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia
Knoll Showroom, Miami, Florida
Thursday, September 15th, 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Sponsored by Knoll. RSVP to Janine: jcleveland@knoll.com
Celia will be speaking about her father: his work and life, the history of the chairs, Sonambient, the monumental sculptures and much more. We always have a good time! We’ll have “The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia” author-signed books and limited edition jewelry available to purchase. Tell your friends! The event will be located at Knoll Miami, 200 Biscayne Blvd, Ste 1700, Miami, FL, 305 571-0900

HARRY BERTOIA’S MONOTYPES AND PLANT FORMS
A Daughter’s Reflections
Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Saturday, October 8th, 1:00 to 2:00 PM
$15 Admission ($10 members)
Celia Bertoia, daughter of Harry Bertoia, describes why her father valued the monotype process above any other. She shares childhood memories of the design and creation of Free Interpretation of Plant Forms and other personal anecdotes about her father. Click here for more details. Join us at Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118

CELIA BERTOIA IN TUCSON
The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia
AZ Modern, Tucson, Arizona
Saturday, October 22nd, 4:00 PM
RSVP 520-977-5340, jerry@azmodern.net
Celia will be speaking about her father: his work and life, the history of the chairs, Sonambient, the monumental sculptures and much more. We always have a good time! We’ll have “The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia” author-signed books and limited edition jewelry available to purchase. Tell your friends! The event will be located at AZ MODERN, 4469 E 5th St, Tucson, Arizona 85711

ALL THAT SPARKLES

20th Century Artists’ Jewelry
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, North Carolina
July 1, 2016 to January 8, 2017


Presenting an array of selected jewelry alongside examples of more conventional artwork, this exhibition celebrates the craftsmanship and creativity of artists who used this medium to explore texture and color while using various materials and techniques specific to jewelry-making to expand their reach into a broader, if still refined and urbane public. Artists from the Bechtler collection include Alberto Giacometti, Alicia Penalba, Rafael Benazzi, and Niki de Saint Phalle along with works from Harry Bertoia.

Click here for admission, hours, and directions.