Conversations with Wood: Selections from the Waterbury Collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts


MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) presents works from one of the nation’s finest collections of wood art in the exhibition “Conversations with Wood: Selections from the Waterbury Collection.” Ranging from exquisitely turned wood bowls to large, sculptural pieces, the exhibition highlights approximately 80 objects from the 500-plus piece collection of Minneapolis collectors Ruth and David Waterbury. “Conversations with Wood” reflects the evolution of the field over the past 25 years, from a focus on the lathe and wood turning to an artistic field that now includes many more processes. The exhibition is on view June 17 through September 4, and is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication. Over the past 25 years, artists working in wood have produced increasingly diverse examples of their craft. Formerly known as “turned wood” because of its origins on the lathe, woo