Tuesday Tunes: A Playlist for Norman Lewis

Norman Lewis, Untitled, 1947, Oil and sand on canvas, 33 7/8 × 20 in. Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY © Estate of Norman W. Lewis

Taking inspiration from the major theme of music in Ten Americans: After Paul Klee, we paired 11 staff members with 11 works from the exhibition and asked them to respond to create a playlist in response to their individual artwork. Amy Wike, Head of Marketing & Partnerships, created her playlist in response to Norman Lewis’s “Untitled.”

What immediately strikes me about this painting is the hazy but bright colors that give a luminous quality to an otherwise hauntingly dark work. In my playlist, you’ll find songs reminiscent of dusk, the twilight hour, and the ethereal.

Amy Wike, Head of Marketing & Partnerships

Feeling inspired? Create your own playlist based around works in the exhibition and send it to us at communications@phillipscollection.org and we may feature it on our blog and social media.