NEON | Stephen Antonakos: Proscenium + Bending Light: Neon Art 1965 to Now


Saturday, May 26, 2018
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


January 28, 2018 – June 24, 2018

Opening in the Winter of 2018, the Neuberger Museum of Art will feature two exhibitions about neon that explore several artist’s use of this exciting medium as well as the close collaboration between the skilled glass-benders and the artists.

Stephen Antonakos: Proscenium features a large-scale, site-specific work originally created in 2000 for the Neuberger’s vast Theater Gallery. A pioneer in the use of neon as a fine art material, Antonakos’ (1926-2013) career spanned over five decades, during which time he created numerous illuminated works for indoor and outdoor spaces across the globe.  Named for a type of Greek stage, Proscenium will animate the darkened space of Theater Gallery with saturated color, glowing light, and calligraphic line.

Bending Light: Neon Art 1965 to Now will provide a selective survey of neon art from 1965 to the present and will feature iconic works from the Neuberger Museum’s permanent collection including Chryssa’s Ampersand V (1965), Otto Piene’s Neon Medusa (1969), and Cerith Wyn Evans’ TIX3 (1994) as well as loaned work from public and private collections. It will focus on the often-blurred lines between commercial and fine art, and consider the complicated interplays among light, chemistry, and artistic vision.

Stephen Antonakos: Proscenium + Bending Light: Neon Art 1965 to Now is organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, and curated by Avis Larson, Assistant Curator and Helaine Posner, Chief Curator.

Generous support for this project is provided by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government, the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art and by the Purchase College Foundation.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Neubeger Museum
735 Anderson Hill Rd
Purchase, New York 10577
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Times: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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$5.00 - General Admission
$3.00 - Seniors 62+
$3.00 - Students
Free - Children under 12
Free - NEUBERGER Members
Free - Faculty, Staff and Students
Free to All - First Saturdays

Presenter: Neuberger Museum
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