Carmen Herrera's 'Estructuras Monumentales' to open at Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston
10 September 2020
Estructuras Monumentales, a major exhibition of outdoor sculptures by 105-year-old artist Carmen Herrera will open at Houston's Buffalo Bayou Park on 22 October 2020. Featuring four newly-created sculptures that were first envisioned nearly five decades ago, Estructuras Monumentales is Herrera’s first public art exhibition in Houston and only the second time that these large scale works have been presented globally. Organized in partnership with the New York City Public Art Fund, Estructuras Monumentales was first presented at Manhattan's City Hall Park in 2019. This major survey exhibition offers Houston audiences a powerful and reflective experience that celebrates the full breadth of Herrera’s work in three dimensions.
The exhibition coincides with a presentation of Herrera’s works at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on view from 21 October 2020 – 18 January 2021. Titled Carmen Herrera: Structuring Surfaces, it is the first exhibition at the Museum exclusively devoted to the work of the internationally celebrated artist and showcases more than 30 of her pieces from the 1960s to the present, including paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture.
“We are honored to host this exhibition by Carmen Herrera, one of our world’s most important living artists, and to collaborate with Public Art Fund and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in celebrating Herrera’s legacy,” said Judy Nyquist, BBP Board Member and Co-Chair of the organization’s Public Art Committee. “As this is a highly-visible site in the park, thousands of Houstonians will have the opportunity to experience and be inspired by these works for free, in an outdoor environment that is inviting to all.”
The exhibition at Buffalo Bayou Park will continue through 23 April 2021. Click here for more information and to plan your visit.