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Obsolescence: The Sculpture of Ed & Nancy Kienholz

March 30, 2023 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 am PDT

We live in a world of disposable and mostly forgettable manufactured objects. Behind every gleaming big box retail store is a dumpster waiting to welcome what is on the shelves inside. From cast offs and supposed junk, Ed Kienholz (1927-1994) and Nancy Reddin Kienholz (1943-2019) made sculptures full of incendiary commentary about American life during the 20th century. They liked swap meets, flea markets, and had Ed lived longer he would have surely trawled Ebay (founded 1995). These artists often show us the isolation, loneliness, and cruelty that humans inflict on each other, but they also force a recognition of the mountains of stuff springing up around us and the emptiness at the core of a one-and-done consumer society.

Mary Craig Auditorium

Free Students and Museum Circle Members
$10 SBMA Members
$15 Non-Members


March 30, 2023
5:30 am - 7:00 am PDT
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