Join Lynda Benglis and Molly Donovan, curator of contemporary art at the National Gallery of Art, for a wide-ranging look at Benglis’s groundbreaking 1970s videos and related projects. Donovan organized the National Gallery of Art’s exhibition Lynda Benglis, on view through January 2, 2022. 

Renowned for her bold and tactile sculptures, Lynda Benglis produced a body of groundbreaking videos in the mid-1970s, finding new forms for her ongoing exploration of gender, self-presentation, and the media. This program brings together her earliest experiments, including Document (1972) and Mumble (1972), with such seminal tapes as Now (1973), Female Sensibility (1973), and The Amazing Bow Wow (1976), produced with director Stanton Kaye.

Lynda Benglis lives and works in New York, New York, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Using materials as an extension of her own body, she has created biomorphic forms that explore the physical gesture. Over the course of her career, these materials have included wax, polyurethane, latex, cast metal, glass, and video. Benglis is the subject of a current exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and a forthcoming exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (2022). She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts grants, among others. Her work is in the permanent collections of public institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Art Institute of Chicago; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and Tate, London.

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