Artist Talk: Ursula von Rydingsvard

October 28, 2016
Event Types
Talk / Lecture

Join us for the dedication of SCIENTIA by Ursula von Rydingsvard. This monumental sculpture is the newest addition to MIT’s Public Art Collection. Ursula von Rydingsvard will be on campus for the dedication ceremony immediately followed by a reception and an artist talk.  

5PM - Dedication Ceremony and Reception at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research 550 Main Street, MIT Building 46

6PM - Artist’s Talk by Ursula von Rydingsvard  immediately following the reception in the Singleton Auditorium

Very limited seating. Registration required. Preferred seating is available to members of the List Center Director’s Circle. 

About Ursula von Rydingsvard

Born in Germany in 1942, Ursula von Rydingsvard spent her early childhood in refugee camps until her parents and their seven children immigrated to the United States in 1950. Von Rydingsvard studied sculpture at Columbia University, graduating with an MFA in 1975. In the same year, she held her first solo show in New York. Her work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries worldwide. In 1997, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art organized an exhibition of her outdoor sculpture, which traveled to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in England. Her sculpture is represented in the permanent collections of over 30 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of Art, Walker Art Center, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Storm King Art Center, and Detroit Institute of Arts. Permanent sculptures are in the collection of the Microsoft Corporation and Bloomberg Corporation.

About the Public Art at MIT

MIT’s Public Art Collection reaches across the Institute and may be enjoyed by MIT students and visitors alike. Outstanding examples of work by Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, and other major artists grace the MIT campus for all to view. Ursula’s is the third new work in the collection in the past year and joins a long line of outstanding commissions of public art at MIT.