Mark di Suvero, Silverbow II, circa 1999
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The Stenn Gallery is probably one of my favorite galleries at the UMMA — design and architecture wise. Students probably know it as “the glass part of the Museum,” and really, it is. Which is why I love it so much, because when you’re walking past it, whether you’re walking to State Street or to the Diag, you can’t miss what’s in the gallery. It’s staring right back at you, and all you can do is stare back.
So with that being said, the current exhibition Mark di Suvero: Table Tops is displayed in the Stenn Gallery, and coincidentally has been one of my favorite exhibitions thus far. The sudden bursts of color from the canvases surrounding all of his sculptures captures the essence of what color should do… create vibrance and accents to objects that aren’t able to necessarily do so themselves.
If you haven’t seen the exhibition yet, you should go check it out. You don’t even have to physically enter the Museum to do so, either!