Telling An Inner Life

EXHIBIT: EVA HESSE: A RETROSPECTIVE

WHERE: HIRSHHORN MUSEUM, WASHINGTON

WHAT: MORE THAN 100 SCULPTURES AND OTHER WORKS

THE BOTTOM LINE: By making Minimalism personal and female, Hesse became a pivotal figure in American sculpture.

The retrospective of the work of Eva Hesse organized by the Yale University Art Gallery and now in its last weeks at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington (it runs through Jan. 10) is one of the sleepers of the fall season. It deserves attention from anyone who cares about the history of art made by women in America -- and, in general, of sculpture since the 1960s....

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