About this Event

Photo of woman wearing glasses working with mannequins draped in fabric

Artist Karen LaMonte

Karen LaMonte is internationally regarded for her life-size, cast-glass sculptures of the human form. She crafts captivating Grecian robes, Japanese kimono, and evening gowns devoid of the wearer. LaMonte said, “I use the absent nude cloaked in transparent glass dresses to investigate the tension between humanism and eroticism, the physical and the ethereal, the body and the spirit.” The masterful technique to create the large glass sculptures is itself awe-inspiring. Art publisher Rizzoli just came out with the latest book on LaMonte’s extraordinary work with essays by leading scholars and critics. This is an artist talk you really should not miss!

Sunday, February 21
11 am to noon | Cheese Box pick-up at WAM
1 pm | Zoom talk begins

Free program for Murdock Society members only. Murdock members will receive the Zoom registration link via email.

Interested in this event but not a Murdock Society member? Email carson@wichitaartmuseum.org.

 

TOP PHOTO: Karen LaMonte, Etudes (detail). Bronze, rusted iron, and cast glass, Heights approximately 24 inches. © Karen LaMonte. Photo: Martin Polak

 


Recorded Artist Talk

If you missed Artist Karen LaMonte’s presentation to WAM’s Murdock Society, visit the museum’s YouTube channel to watch her artist talk and to see past Murdock Mixology presentations.