Beth Lipman: All In Time | Wichita Art Museum

June 24- September 25, 2022

Wichita Art Museum
1400 West Museum Boulevard
Wichita, Kansas USA

Opening Day
June 25, 2022, 11am-3pm

Seeing More Clearly Through Glass Curator Talk
July 7, 2022, 6pm

In celebration of Beth Lipman–whose monumental, 3-ton sculpture Living History was recently unveiled in the museum’s Boeing Foyer–Wichita Art Museum presents All in Time, a mid-career retrospective of the artist featuring her work from the mid-2000s through today.

For over 20 years, artist Beth Lipman has used glass and other materials to create luscious and sumptuous still lifes. These still lifes feature everything from bowls of fruit to prehistoric plants to piles of books. For Lipman, each still life object speaks to identity–of an individual, a society, and of human culture in general. All in Time brings into focus Lipman’s long interest in using glass to explore issues of life, creation, decay, and death–the fleeting nature of human life and human history contrasted with the billions of years of geological time. What is the role of humanity and art in a world and universe that existed long before us? What do we create that endures?

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Show Contract & Finance Independent of Ferrin Contemporary.

Beth Lipman, “Sphenophyllum and Chains”, 2019, glass, wood, metal, paint, adhesive, 54 x 38 x 50″ Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Rich Maciejewski


Opening Day

June 25, 2022, 11am-3pm at Wichita Art Museum

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Seeing More Clearly Through Glass

July 7, 2022, 7pm at Wichita Art Museum

Curator Talk with Dr. Carolyn Needell, Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia

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Beth Lipman explores aspects of material culture through still lives, site-specific installations, and photographs. Working primarily with glass, she creates portraits individuals and our society through inanimate objects that are often broken, “flawed,” or “perfect”.  Mortality, consumerism, materiality, and temporality, have been critical issues since the inception of the still life tradition in the 17th century, and continue to be relevant her in contemporary work.

Lipman has received numerous awards including a USA Berman Bloch Fellowship, Pollock Krasner Grant, Virginia Groot Foundation Grant, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. She recently completed One Portrait of One Man, a sculptural response to Marsden Hartley for the Weisman Art Museum (MN). Lipman has exhibited her work internationally at such institutions as the Ringling Museum of Art (FL), ICA/MECA (ME), RISD Museum (RI), Milwaukee Art Museum (WI), Gustavsbergs Konsthall (Sweden) and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC). Her work has been acquired by numerous museums including the North Carolina Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art (NY), Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC), and the Corning Museum of Glass (NY).