Marisa Merz: The Sky Is a Great Space at the Hammer Museum

The Hammer Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art are partnering  on an exhibition of works by the Italian painter, sculptor, and installation artist Marisa Merz (born Turin, Italy, 1926), who was awarded the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 2013 Venice Biennale.  This survey will be the first retrospective exhibition of the artist’s work in the United States and will be accompanied by the first monograph to be published in English. Bringing together five decades of work–from her early, Arte Povera experiments with non-traditional art materials and processes; to the enigmatic heads and faces she created in the 1980s and 1990s; to mid- and late-career installations that balance intimacy with impressive scale–the exhibition will explore the prodigious talent and influence of Merz’s understudied body of work.

Start Date

June 4, 2017

End Date

August 20, 2017


11:00 AM - 08:00 PM


Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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