Joseph Marioni’s work is a point of departure for a major symposium on painting tomorrow, Saturday, December 10, 2-5 pm. Registration is not required, and it’s included in the cost of museum admission (free for members and students with ID), so feel free to stop by. You’ll hear from Phillips Director Dorothy Kosinski, art historian and critic Michael Fried, National Gallery of Art curator Harry Cooper, Museum of Modern Art curator John Elderfield, and art historian and critic Karen Wilkin.
Seal (1959) by Morris Louis is a recent gift to the Phillips from the Marcella Brenner Revocable Trust. To celebrate the painting’s installation, National Gallery of Art Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Harry Cooper spoke at the Phillips in September, considering the artist’s technique and aesthetics. Learn more about the picture and Louis’s process through these excerpts from the talk.