Gestural Interactions

September 29 – December 30, 2018

Main Gallery

Members Only Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 27, 7 pm
Enjoy a relaxing evening with fellow Museum members while previewing the exhibition before it opens to the public.

Member Reception Talk:
Thursday, March 1, 7 pm
Private tour for members only.

Exhibit Admission: $5; free for Museum members
EXHIBIT FREE DAY: Tuesday, October 16, Thursday, November 15, Friday, December 7.
The exhibit will also be free during Night on the Town: October 12, November 9, and December 14, 5 – 9 pm.

Betty Woodman (1930 – 2018) was a leading American ceramist whose dazzling inventions with form and color moved beyond the traditional domain of craft and consistently challenged the limits of the medium. This exhibition will include ceramics and prints, highlighting Woodman’s facility with a wide range of media, her brash embrace of the commonplace, and her seamless integration of mark-making and multi-dimensional form. In light of Betty Woodman’s long-standing connection to Colorado, Woodman lived and taught in Boulder from the 1950s through 1996. An exhibition of her artwork in Loveland will serve as tribute to her regional influence and proliferation of her world-class stature.

Later in her career, Woodman produced installation works that straddle the definitions of ceramic, painting and design. In 2006, she was the subject of a retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art–that institution’s first for a living woman and for a ceramic artist.

Loveland Museum is grateful to the exhibition lenders: CU Art Museum, Denver Art Museum, Gregory Allicar Museum of Art at CSU, Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art, Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Shark’s Ink print studio, and private collections.


Exhibit Programming

The Woodmans
Thursday, October 18, 5:30 pm

Documentary film of the Woodman family. Unrated. 2010. 1 hour and 22 minutes.


Betty Woodman’s Influence Upon the Public Art Landscape
Friday, October 12, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Lecture by Colleen Fanning, a Denver based consultant and public art professional who worked with Woodman on her installation Balustrade at Denver
International Airport.