Intersections: Lee Boroson

Lunar Bower

May 26, 2011 - May 6, 2012


Exhibition Images

Lunar Bower converses with the profound physicality of Albert Pinkham Ryder's paintings of silhouetted, moon-filled skies. Considering the ethereal glow of Ryder's work, the Brooklyn-based artist imbues the ceiling of the Vradenburg Café with a moonlit mood. In Lunar Bower light is given a corporeal presence as it filters through the hanging sculpture made of felt and silk, and connects with the stained glass window above.


Intersections is a new series of contemporary art projects that explores—as the title suggests—the intriguing intersections between old and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices, and museum spaces and artistic interventions. Whether engaging with the permanent collection or diverse spaces in the museum, the projects suggest new relationships with their own surprises.

Many of the projects also riff on the nontraditional nature of the museum's galleries, sometimes activating spaces that are not typical exhibition areas with art produced specifically for those locations.