Untitled (detail), 1953, by Herbert Ferber (American, 1906–1991) (Philadelphia Museum of Art: Gift of Edith Ferber, courtesy of Waqas Wajahat, New York, 2019-46-3)
Untitled (detail), 1953, by Herbert Ferber (American, 1906–1991) (Philadelphia Museum of Art: Gift of Edith Ferber, courtesy of Waqas Wajahat, New York, 2019-46-3)
Exhibition

Herbert Ferber: Form into Space

Through January 5, 2020

A Herbert Ferber sculpture animates the air around it. In the 1940s, inspired by Surrealism, the artist began creating increasingly abstract works composed of energetic flourishes and intertwining forms, like lines of bold calligraphy. This exhibition showcases Ferber’s sculptures and related drawings from the mid-twentieth century, offering viewers a glimpse into this distinctive and innovative artist’s mind as he grappled with space and form.


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Herbert Ferber: Form into Space was generously supported by the Henry Moore Foundation.

Curators
Timothy Rub, The George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer; and Jessica Todd Smith, The Susan Gray Detweiler Curator of American Art, and Manager, Center for American Art
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