Tours have begun for New Britain Museum of American Art's exhibit featuring city's own Sol LeWitt

Published on Wednesday, 29 September 2021 13:45
Written by Ciara Hooks


NEW BRITAIN – Tours have begun for New Britain Museum of American Art’s most recent extensive exhibition of Sol LeWitt’s printmaking.

The Docent-led tours run weekly on Sundays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m. The exhibit will close Jan. 9.

Strict Beauty: Sol LeWitt Prints exhibition will include 83 objects, consisting of a combination of single prints and print series, for a total of over 250 prints. These works will be drawn from the LeWitt Collection and New Britain Museum of American Art. The exhibition is organized in partnership with Williams College Museum of Art.

There will be a host of other events surrounding the exhibit that will be taking place at the museum as well.

There are Printmaking Workshops on Saturdays, Oct. 16, 23 and 30 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. There will be a Curator Conversation featuring curator David Areford in conversation with master printer Peter Pettengill, founder of Wingate Studio in Hinsdale, New Hampshire on Sunday, Oct. 24 from 3-4 p.m. Teachers can take part in a Professional Development Day on Tuesday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to p.m. There will also be a Gallery Talk and Book Signing with Areford on Thursday, Nov. 4 and Dec. 9 at 1 p.m.

Sol LeWitt was born in Hartford but raised in New Britain. He was a pioneer of minimalism and conceptual art and is best known for his monumental wall drawings.

Ciara Hooks can be reached at or 860-893-4592

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Wednesday, 29 September 2021 13:45. Updated: Wednesday, 29 September 2021 13:48.