2010 Alfred Z. Solomon Residency:
Jewel Thieves: Abstract Art and Display

For this Alfred Z. Solomon Residency artists, curators and critics discuss the nature, experience and current practice of abstract art. A series of focused public dialogues with visiting artists about their artwork on display in the Tang’s exhibition The Jewel Thief.

About The Jewel Thief

The Jewel Thief explores new ways to think about and experience abstract art. Using divergent forms of display, the exhibition focuses attention on art’s intersection with the decorative and functional elements of architecture. Beginning in the museum’s atrium, the exhibition continues into the large Wachenheim gallery, filling the space with a diverse range of artwork, including painting, sculpture, textiles, wallpaper, chandeliers, video, and photography.

2010 Solomon Residency Schedule of Events

Thursday, November, 11, 2010

  • Lectures 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Steven Madoff and Barry Schwabsky two keynote lectures introduced by Hillary Reder ’11 and David Serotte ’11

Friday November 12, 2010

  • Discussion 9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Jessica Stockholder and Ian Berry discussion in the gallery

  • Coffee Break

  • Panel 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    John Weber chairs panel with Ian Berry, Steven Madoff , Barry Schwabsky, and Jessica Stockholder

  • Lunch with Students and Guests

  • Artist Panel 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Octavio Zaya chairs panel with artists Cheryl Donegan, Jim Hodges, James Hyde, and Victoria Palermo

Pattern by Atlan Arceo-Witzl ’18

Inspired by the exhibition:

Other Side:
Art, Object, Self
The Tang Pattern Project began in 2017 with research on cultural institutions’ branding by Design Intern Mallika Acharya ’18. It progressed into a collaboration organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger with past and current Tang Design Interns to propose a Tang Museum branding refresh. Their new patterns draw inspiration from the Museum’s exhibition history.