UPCOMING, CURRENT, & PAST EXHIBITS

The Abstract Impulse, the Sears Art Museum, Utah Tech University

St George, Utah, September 15, 2023 to November 10, 2023

 

See one of Bertoia’s lesser known mediums, an abstract oil painting, among other artists, many who are local to Utah. Details https://www.searsart.com/ 

Harry Bertoia: Sculpture for Living, the Bruce Museum

Greenwich, Connecticut, October 14, 2023 to April 7, 2024

 

Experience Bertoia’s art in an exploration of art in the home setting. A modest number of sculptures (many loaned from the Harry Bertoia Foundation) will be on display in the newly opened wing of the Bruce. Details here

HARRY BERTOIA EXHIBITION, Southern Utah Museum of Art

Cedar City, Utah, June, 2024 to September 2024

Details to be determined, but expect a magnificent show for all of Utah to revel in.

More details to follow here

NEW SONAMBIENT ALBUMS

Experimental/Mechanical; Clear Sounds/Perfetta; New Year’s Day – 1971
Available on Sonambient.com


Important Records has partnered with the Harry Bertoia Foundation to re-launch the Sonambient label and produce new Sonambient albums from the original recordings of Harry Bertoia.

Click here to order.

MARSHALL UNIVERSITY COMMEMORATION & MEMORIAL: 50 YEARS AFTER

Huntington Museum of Art
Huntington, West Virginia, USA
September 19, 2020 – January 3, 2021


November 14, 1970 … Remembered

“On a rainy hill side in Wayne County, West Virginia, the lives of 75 people were lost in the worst single air tragedy in NCAA sports history. Among the losses were nearly the entire Marshall University football team, coaches, flight crew, numerous fans, and supporters.” Click here to learn more about the tragedy.

Harry Bertoia’s memorial fountain on the Marshall University campus has been a source of contemplation and inspiration for decades, and will be an extension of the commemorative exhibition planned by the Huntington Museum of Art in 2020. More details TBA.

The Huntington Museum of Art is located at 2033 McCoy Road, Huntington, West Virginia. Visit the museum’s website for directions and more: HMOA.org

SONAMBIENT BARN COLLECTION PUBLIC EXHIBITION

Sotheby’s New York
1334 York Avenue, New York City, USA
December 5 – 15, 2019


The Sonambient Barn Collection exhibition is free and open to the public at Sotheby’s December 5-15. Celia Bertoia will be present to answer questions and play the tonals from December 8 – December 12 from 3 to 5:00 pm and there will be a daily concert at 4:30 pm. Other trained staffers will be on hand the remainder of the exhibition.

Sotheby’s New York is located at 1334 York Avenue; New York, NY 10021. Call or click here to visit their website for more information. Phone: (212) 606-7000

Harry Bertoia Foundation Open House and Free Drawing for Table Tonal II

The Harry Bertoia Foundation Headquarters
1449 N 1400 W, Suite 11
St. George, Utah, USA
November 7, 2019
5:00 – 7:00 PM


Come to our Open House at the Harry Bertoia Foundation! Enter a drawing for a sounding sculpture, play the sculptures and learn about fine art appraisal. Enjoy the tonal petting zoo, view the monotypes and sit in a Diamond Chair. The Harry Bertoia Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the legacy of artist and designer Harry Bertoia. Click here to find out more.

Have fun, ask and learn, get goodies!

–        DRAWING for a reproduction Bertoia Table Tonal II worth $3000
–        Art appraisal information (we are accredited appraisers)
–        Sonambient mini-concerts at 5:30 and 6:30
–        All in-store items (scarves, T shirts, silver jewelry, Sonambient recordings, etc) 20% discount
–        Watch a 16 minute film on Harry Bertoia with rare Sonambient footage

The Open House will take place Thursday, November 7th at our headquarters, 1449 N 1400 W, Suite 11, St George, Utah, 84770. For those of you traveling from afar, we can recommend fine yet reasonable accommodations. Contact us for more information (HarryBertoia.org/Contact-Us).

HARRY BERTOIA: Sculptor of Sound

The Berman Museum of Art
Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA
November 7, 2019 – May 16, 2020


“The Berman Museum of Art will present a selection of sound sculptures from the permanent collection, centered around the work of artist Harry Bertoia…. This show will include highlights from the collection, such as Bertoia’s Weeping Willow and Sonambient…. Also accompanying the installation will be samples of Bertoia’s sound recordings.” Click here for more information.

The Berman Museum of Art is located at 610 E. Main Street; Collegeville, PA 19426. Call or click here to visit their website for more information. Phone: (610) 409-3500

CLYDE BURROUGHS DINNER/LECTURE SERIES: “Harry Bertoia: Designer, Sculptor, Maker”

The Scarab Club
Detroit, Michigan, USA
November 7, 2019
6:00 – 9:00 PM


Cocktails at 6, dinner at 7 and lecture at 8 by our esteemed Catalogue Raisonné Director, Dr. Marin R. Sullivan. Join Marin for a wonderful evening at the Scarab Club. Click here for tickets.

“Harry Bertoia (1915-1978) was one of the most prolific, materially innovative artists in the United States during the postwar period. Perhaps most well-known for his iconic chairs designed for Knoll and his use of sound as sculptural material, his output was diverse and extensive encompassing jewelry, monotypes, and thousands of unique sculptures including large-scale commissions for significant modernist architectural projects. His body of work speaks to a fluid movement across the fields of art, design, and architecture, unified by the artist’s career-long exploration of the possibilities of metal. This talk discusses the foundation and continuous importance of the material and metalworking within Bertoia’s practice, arguing that it offers an alternative view of what modernism meant at midcentury.”

The Scarab Club is located at 217 Farnsworth St, Detroit, MI 48202. Call or click here to visit their website for more information. Phone: 313.831.1250

DESIGN ICONS LECTURE: HARRY BERTOIA AND GEORGE NAKASHIMA

The Toby, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
September 18, 2019
6:00 PM cash bar, 7:00 – 9:00 PM lecture


Celia Bertoia and Mira Nakashima are the daughters of prolific American designers Harry Bertoia and George Nakashima. They will speak about the significance of their fathers’ work, and how that legacy has influenced their own life and creative outlook. Tickets $15 Design Art Society Member | $20 Public. Click here to purchase tickets.

The Toby at the Indianapolis Museum of Art is located at 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Click here for more information.

HARRY BERTOIA’S FURNITURE PERIOD

Rago Arts & Auction Center
Lambertville, New Jersey, USA
September 19, 2019
5:00 PM wine & cheese reception, 6:00 – 7:00 PM lecture


“This talk will explore the 15-year period (1940 through the mid-1950s) during which artist, sculptor and metal craftsman, Harry Bertoia left his mark on mid-20th Century furniture design. As a lifelong fan of both Harry’s art and furniture, Bill Shea recounts the story of Bertoia’s foray into the world of furniture design.

“Bill Shea was Senior Industrial Designer for Knoll Product Development from the late 70s to the late 80s before leaving to establish the design, development and engineering consultancy, Shea+Latone, Inc. During that time, he’s worked with such luminaries as Emilio Ambasz, Don Chadwick, Niels Diffrient, Frank Gehry, Emanuela Frattini, Maya Lin, Carl Magnusson and many more. Now retired, he is working on a book about Harry Bertoia’s furniture work with Charles Eames and Knoll Associates. He is a member of the Harry Bertoia Foundation board.”

Guests are invited to R.S.V.P. to raac@ragoarts.com or 609-397-9374 ext. 119. Click here to learn more.

The Rago Arts & Auction Center is located at 333 North Main Street, Lambertville, New Jersey, USA. Click here for more information.

THE ART OF SEATING: 200 YEARS OF AMERICAN DESIGN

Joslyn Art Museum
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
June 1 – September 8, 2019


This chair exhibition continues to travel to new museums across the country. If you missed it previously, now is the time to visit Omaha.

“Few works tell the history of modern design as eloquently as the chair. The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design pulls this most familiar of everyday objects out from under the desk and dining room table to surprise us with the exceptional style and creativity to be found in this seemingly humble piece of furniture. Drawn from the Jacobsen Collection of American Art and organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida, the exhibition presents an exploration of American design from the early nineteenth century to the present day.”

Joslyn Art Museum is located at 2200 Dodge Street, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Tickets $10, Thursday nights $5 admission. Click here for more details.

BERTOIA BACKSTORY ON THE MIT CHAPEL REREDOS

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chapel
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
September 17, 2019
6:30 talk, 7:30 PM reception


The annual “Lavine Lecture” guest lecture series at MIT is free and open to the general public but RSVPs are required.

SOLD OUT:
Walk-ins may be able to attend if there are no-shows, but getting a ticket at the door is not guaranteed. If you can’t get a ticket for the talk, you are still welcome to attend the reception at 7:30 in the Weisner Student Gallery (across the walkway from the chapel, 2nd floor of the Stratton Student Center).

“The List Center is pleased to present Celia Bertoia, daughter of Harry Bertoia and director and founder of the Harry Bertoia Foundation, for the 2019 Lavine Lecture. Celia Bertoia’s lecture Bertoia Backstory on the MIT Chapel Reredos will reflect on the work at MIT, demonstrate how this fit into his body of work and design, and give life to the relationship between Saarinen and Bertoia. Saarinen and Bertoia first met at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in the late 1930s, and after establishing their separate careers as architect and sculptor began combining their talents in the creation of furniture design and eventually leading collaborations as architect and artist.

“The Lavine Lecture will be followed by a reception in the Wiesner Student Art Gallery, Second floor of the Stratton Student Center, MIT Building W20 located near MIT Chapel.”

The MIT Chapel is located at 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Click here for more details.

BERTOIA: THE METALWORKER – BOOK LAUNCH AND AUTHOR SIGNING

Phillips Auction House
450 Park Avenue, New York City
June 2, 2019
2:00 – 4:00 PM


Join the Celia Bertoia, director of the Harry Bertoia Foundation and Beverly H. Twitchell, Ph.D., professor emerita of art history, and author of Bertoia: The Metalworker for an afternoon celebrating the launch of the book. RSVP: rsvpdesign@phillips.com
Click here to learn more.

“Phillips in partnership with Phaidon invites you to join us for a conversation about Harry Bertoia… Featuring Panelists: Celia Bertoia, Director and Founder of the Harry Bertoia Foundation; Wilbur Springer, Chairman of the Board of the Harry Bertoia Foundation; Beverly Twitchell, Consultant for the Harry Bertoia Foundation and author of Bertoia: The Metal Worker (Phaidon, 2019). Moderated by Cordelia Lembo, Head of Design, New York”

Phillips Auction House is located at 450 Park Avenue, New York, New York. Visit the auction house’s website for more information: Phillips.com

THE ART OF SEATING: 200 YEARS OF AMERICAN DESIGN

Michener Art Museum
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA
February 9 – May 5, 2019


Did you miss the chair exhibition in Chicago? It’s traveling to Pennsylvania!

“The Art of Seating provides audiences with a unique opportunity to see chair types that usually reside in private homes, withheld from public display. The American Chair Collection, the center of this exhibition, is an amazing and comprehensive private collection of iconic and historic chairs reaching back from the mid-1800s to pieces from today’s studio movement.The exhibition provides an opportunity to see readily recognizable pieces alongside those rarely seen by the public.” Click here to read more and purchase tickets.

The Michener Art Museum is located at 138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown, Pennsylvania . Visit the museum’s website for more information: MichenerArtMuseum.org

SONAMBIENTS: THE SOUND SCULPTURE OF HARRY BERTOIA

Woodmere Art Museum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
April 24, 2019
7:00 – 9:00 PM


Join us for a unique lecture and film screening by Celia Bertoia, youngest daughter of Harry Bertoia and director of the Harry Bertoia Foundation.

“Join Celia Bertoia, daughter of Harry Bertoia, for a special presentation on her father’s famous sound sculptures, or tonals, which are part of the Sonambient series. A screening of the 1971 film Sonambients: The Sound Sculpture of Harry Bertoia, by Jeffrey and Miriam Eger, will follow, featuring footage of Bertoia playing and discussing these unique artworks.” Click here to read more and purchase tickets.

The Woodmere Art Museum is located at 9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . Visit the museum’s website for more information: WoodmereArtMuseum.org

THE DESIGN, SCULPTURE, AND PHILOSOPHY OF HARRY BERTOIA

Michener Art Museum
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA
April 23, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 PM


Join us for a talk by Celia Bertoia, youngest daughter of Harry Bertoia and director of the Harry Bertoia Foundation.

“[Harry] pushed the wave of modernism into an expansive period of exploration of not only visual, but practical, auditory and tactile art. From an asymmetrical chaise lounge to petite children’s chairs, from delicate jewelry to massive fountains, from detailed graphics to thunderous gongs, this artist took what he infused from nature’s beauty and transformed it into uplifting experiential pieces.” Click here to read more and purchase tickets.

The Michener Art Museum is located at 138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown, Pennsylvania . Visit the museum’s website for more information: MichenerArtMuseum.org

HARRY BERTOIA: SCULPTING MID-CENTURY MODERN LIFE

Peoria Riverfront Museum
Peoria, Illinois, USA
October 10, 2019
10:00 – 11:00 AM


Join Marin R. Sullivan, PhD, Harry Bertoia Foundation Catalogue Raisonné Director, and the Fine Arts Society of Peoria for a morning of Bertoia. Lecture will be in the Auditorium (lower level). Tickets are $12. Student discount available. Click here to find out more.

The Peoria Riverfront Museum is located at 222 SW Washington Street, Peoria, Illinois. Visit the museum’s website for directions (PeoriaRiverfrontMuseum.org).

Arts to Zion Gallery Tour January 12 – 14, St George

Visit with the artist’s daughter, hear a Sonambient concert

 

Experience a Sonambient Concert, sit in a Bertoia chair, enjoy the petting zoo of tonals. Arts to Zion is a county-wide gallery tour with maps and special events. 11-3 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Visit an unusual art gallery to have an uncommon experience. 1449 N 1400 W, Ste 11 (around the backside), St George (near Bluff and Snow Canyon).

435 673-2355, info@harrybertoia.org

TUSK FESTIVAL 2019: HARRY BERTOIA INSTALLATION

The Sage Gateshead
St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Tyne and Wear
Gateshead, England
October 11 – 13, 2019


“At TUSK 2019 you can experience the overwhelming resonances of Bertoia’s work through our audio-visual installation of images and sounds from his unique work.” Day tickets are £25 and weekend tickets are £70. Click here to find out more.

TUSK Festival 2019 will take place October 11-13 at Sage Gateshead, St. Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, NE8 2JR. Visit the festival’s website for directions and tickets (TuskFestival.com).

HARRY BERTOIA EXHIBITIONS COMING SOON!

 


Harry Bertoia: Sounding sculptures, graphics, furntiture and more!

ONE SIDED ART CARDS

Embossed one-sided cards for the discriminating patron

Single-sided cards for the art-minded shopper, done on heavyweight textured paper with embossing. 5 x 7 inches is fit for framing, refrigerator posting, or sending to that special someone. Comes with colored metallic envelope that lets people know it’s important. Bertoia photos of items you won’t find online.

Click here to order. 

THE RICHARD C. VON HESS FOUNDATION PRESENTS: 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN MASTERS

Huntington Museum of Art
Huntington, West Virginia, USA
June 15 – August 25, 2019


“America was a changed nation by the time peace treaties were signed to end World War II. The successful military, technological and industrial accomplishments that were achieved during the war elevated the nation to a place of unprecedented international prominence. This push toward world leadership affected many areas of American culture, including the arts…. Innovative sculpture by Alexander Calder, Harvey Littleton, Beverly Pepper and Harry Bertoia will also be on view.”

The Huntington Museum of Art is located at 2033 McCoy Road, Huntington, West Virginia, USA. Tickets $5, Tuesdays FREE Admission. Click here for more details.

HARRY BERTOIA: SCULPTOR AND MODERNIST DESIGNER

San Antonio Museum of Art, Golden Gallery
San Antonio, Texas, USA
September 14, 2018 – March 31, 2019


“In 2004–5, local collectors Robert and Laura Cadwallader gave the San Antonio Museum of Art three excellent works that represent Bertoia’s achievements: a sculpture composed of bundled rods; a child’s chair formed of the wire grid characteristic of his popular Knoll chairs; and a “Sonambient” sculpture that emits sounds when struck. They are now exhibited for the first time, accompanied by several pieces on loan from private collections that chronicle the breadth of Bertoia’s artistic vision and superb craftsmanship.” Click here to read more.

San Antonio Museum of Art is located at 200 West Jones Avenue, San Antonio, Texas. Visit the center’s website for more information: SAMuseum.org

GRAND OPENING: HARRY BERTOIA FOUNDATION OFFICE & GALLERY

Saint George, Utah, USA
March 8, 2019
5-8:00 PM


Join us at our new headquarters for door prizes, modern sculpture, refreshments and more! “You’ve seen his Diamond Chair but you may not know his sounding sculptures. Come check out his work, learn a little, and enter your name for door prizes!” Click here to read more.

The Harry Bertoia Foundation is located at 1449 N 1400 W at Snow Canyon
Parkway, Saint George, Utah. The office and gallery are in Unit 11 (around the back). Call us for more information at +1.435.673.2355

THE DESIGN, SCULPTURE, AND PHILOSOPHY OF HARRY BERTOIA WITH CELIA BERTOIA

San Antonio Museum of Art, John L. Santikos Auditorium
San Antonio, Texas, USA
February 12, 2019
6:30 – 7:30 PM


In conjunction with the ongoing exhibit Harry Bertoia: Sculptor and Modernist Designer, the director of the Harry Bertoia Foundation will be giving a talk followed by a book signing.

“Hear Harry Bertoia’s youngest daughter, Celia, describe her father’s work and life. She’ll share anecdotes of growing up with a design genius and give a behind-the-scenes history of Bertoia’s famous chairs and sculptural work.

Celia Bertoia will be signing books after her lecture from 7:30-8:00 p.m. Her book, Life and Work of Harry Bertoia: The Man, The Artist, The Visionary, is available for purchase in the Museum Shop.” Click here to read more.

San Antonio Museum of Art is located at 200 West Jones Avenue, San Antonio, Texas. Visit the center’s website for more information: SAMuseum.org

THE WINTER SHOW: PARK AVENUE ARMORY

Park Avenue Armory, Booths 32 & 72
New York City, New York, USA
January 18 – 27, 2019


“The Show is a…galaxy of colliding worlds. Nearly every booth provides a glimpse into some areas of visual culture, from Egyptian antiquities to American folk art to postwar Italian art glass.” —The New York Times

Visit Lost City Arts &  Jonathan Boos for spectacular Harry Bertoia originals.

“The Winter Show is the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring 70 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts.

“Held at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City, the Fair highlights a dynamic mix of works dating from ancient times through the present day, and maintains the highest standards of quality in the art market.”

There are numerous special events and opportunities for every art enthusiast and collector, however the daily admission tickets are quite reasonable at only $25. Click here for tickets.

The Park Avenue Armory is located at 643 Park Avenue (between 66th & 67th Streets), New York, New York. Visit the website for more information (scroll down for directions): TheWinterShow.org

CELIA BERTOIA IN CHICAGO

Chicago, Illinois, USA
May 14 – 20, 2018


Celia is coming to Chicago! May 14-20 she will be in town, and there’s still time for you to email us at info@harrybertoia.org to get on her schedule or to suggest an event and venue. Get in touch! We would love to hear from you.

THE LIFE AND WORK OF HARRY BERTOIA

Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture, Carr Chapel
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Thursday, May 17th
6 pm


Join Celia Bertoia, director of the Harry Bertoia Foundation for a unique look at the art, design and architecture of the midcentury modern era. Click here for more about the event.

“Harry Bertoia (1915-1978), designer and metal worker, left an enormous legacy of sculptures, furniture, drawings and jewelry. Bertoia designed modern chairs for Knoll, crafted over 50 public sculptures, etched hundreds of monotypes and welded thousands of art pieces. Bertoia pushed the wave of modern art into an expansive period of exploration of not only visual, but practical, auditory and tactile art. From delicate jewelry to massive fountains, from an asymmetrical chaise lounge to petite children’s chairs, from detailed graphics to thunderous gongs; this artist took what he infused from nature’s beauty and transformed it into uplifting experiential pieces.

“Hear his youngest daughter, Celia Bertoia, describe Bertoia’s work and life in both casual and technical terms. She will explain the history of his MidCentury Modern chairs, and his important relationships with other designers and architects. She’ll share anecdotes from his life, relay his philosophy and tell stories that reveal the man behind the designs.”

The Carr Chapel is located at 65 E. 32nd Street, Chicago, Illinois. Visit their website for more information: Web.IIT.edu

THE MAN, THE ARTIST, THE VISIONARY

Design Within Reach
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Saturday, May 19, 2018
5 pm – 7 pm


The Director of the Harry Bertoia Foundation, Celia Bertoia, will give a fascinating talk about her father at DWR Chicago. A presentation and Q&A will highlight the designer’s long and esteemed legacy as a sculptor and furniture designer for Knoll. RSVP to mstanley@dwr.com

“Celia Bertoia founded the Bertoia Foundation to inform the public about her father, artist and furniture designer Harry Bertoia, by collecting historical documents and creating public displays and educational programs about his artwork and music. This special event will feature a presentation by Celia Bertoia about the legacy and design process of her father, followed by a chance to mingle with like-minded design fans. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to mstanley@dwr.com”

Design Within Reach is located at 755 W North Ave, Chicago, Illinois. Visit the website for more information: DWR.com

WORKING METAL IN 20th-CENTURY SCULPTURE

Lynn Krywick Gibbons Gallery, Cantor Arts Center
Stanford University, California, USA
January 31 – April 30, 2018


Metal sculpture created directly by the artist’s hand Tsutakawais the focus of a new exhibition by Sydney Skelton Simon, a PhD candidate in the Department of Art & Art History, whose proposal was selected in the fall. Featuring small-scale sculptures, photographs, and sound recordings, this exhibition explores modes of working with metal that depart from more traditional casting methods.

“The exhibition focuses on the work of artists who foregrounded the material and cultural resonances of their chosen medium and techniques. The objects featured in the exhibition [include]…an intricate tied-wire piece by Ruth Asawa, a welded assemblage of chains, hooks and other implements of bondage from Melvin Edwards’ Lynch Fragments series, and a sleek aluminum and steel wire construction by Kenneth Snelson.”

“I am keen to include Harry Bertoia in this intimate, and unconventional, survey of direct metal sculpture, as he was one of the most inventive workers of metal of the last century.” – Sydney Skelton Simon, Curator

Click here to learn more.

THE ART OF SEATING: 200 YEARS OF AMERICAN DESIGN

Driehaus Museum
Chicago, Illinois, USA
February 10 – August 11, 2018


“The show features 37 examples of American chairs that were created between 1810 and 2010. The selection reflects national history, culture, and arts through design that creates form and function. The exhibit showcases chairs that we as viewers are highly familiar with to ones that have never been exhibited before.” Click here to read more.

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum is located at 40 E Erie St, Chicago, Illinois. Visit the museum website for more information: driehausmuseum.org

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.