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Outside the Box Gallery Talks: Judith Bernstein on “Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel”

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Sarah Lucas, Au Naturel, 1994. Mattress, melons, oranges, cucumber, and water bucket, 33 1/8 × 66 1/8 × 57 in (84 × 168.8 × 144.8 cm). © Sarah Lucas. Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London

Join artist Judith Bernstein for a special gallery talk on the exhibition “Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel.”

Outside the Box offers gallery-based talks given by a variety of guest speakers over the course of a season. In this series, lecturers with diverse backgrounds and affinities will address the New Museum’s major fall exhibition, “Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel,” in forty-five- to sixty-minute presentations within the Museum’s exhibition spaces. As a way to emphasize the Museum’s strong commitment to new art and new ideas, Outside the Box gallery talks are open to the public and are intended to provide participants with multidisciplinary perspectives on New Museum exhibitions. To this end, lecturers will speak about the exhibition or emergent themes in Lucas’s works from the various positions they occupy—academic, personal, political, or otherwise. With their distinct individual relationships to the artist and works on view, lecturers will engage in rich investigations that illuminate and probe the Museum’s current exhibition program.

Additional Outside the Box talks for the fall season include:

Thursday November 8, 3 PM: Jamieson Webster

Thursday December 6, 3 PM: Jessi Reaves

Gallery talks are free with paid Museum admission, but attendance is limited. Gallery admission must be purchased in order to reserve a spot. Members can reserve here. Students and seniors can RSVP by email for discounted admission.

Judith Bernstein (b. 1942, Newark, NJ) graduated from Yale in 1967 and lives in New York. Steadfast in her cultural, political and social critique for over fifty years, Bernstein surged into art world prominence in the early 1970s with her monumental charcoal drawings of penis-screw hybrids, early incarnations of which were exhibited at A.I.R. Gallery (1973), Brooklyn Museum (1977), and MoMA P.S.1 (1979) in New York, among other institutions. Recent solo exhibitions include “Money Shot,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (2018); “Cabinet of Horrors,” the Drawing Center, New York (2017); and “Judith Bernstein: HARD,” the New Museum, New York (2012). Bernstein received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2016.


This program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Education and community programs are supported, in part, by the American Chai Trust.

Support for “Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel” can be viewed here.

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