Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #867 (detail), 1998. LeWitt Collection, Chester, Connecticut Installation view Sol LeWitt. Colors, M – Museum Leuven, 2012 © SABAM – Photo: M – Museum Leuven, Cis Van Nijverseel

Symposium: Sol LeWitt Today

Saturday, December 07, 2019 | 10:00am-12:00pm
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In 1968, Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) began making wall drawings that challenged the status and process of creating a work of art. Ever since, his revolutionary works, drawn directly on the wall of various institutions as well as civic and private buildings around the world, have inspired artists, scholars, and visitors alike. To celebrate the gift of Wall Drawing #1115 by Sol LeWitt to Rice’s Public Art Collection,  the Moody Center for the Arts, together with the Department of Art History at Rice University, is delighted to present a symposium that will highlight LeWitt’s unique contribution to Conceptual and Minimal art, as well as the function, and legacy of his wall drawings. The event will bring together renowned scholars, curators, and artists to engage in a critical discussion around LeWitt’s work.


  • The Medium and the Wall
    Charles W. Haxthausen, Robert Sterling Clark Professor of Art History Emeritus, Williams College, Williamstown, MA; Leonard A. Lauder Distinguished Scholar, Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art at the Metropolitan Museum
  • Sol LeWitt’s Radical Wall Drawings
    Veronica Roberts, Curator Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas, Austin
  • Wall Drawings from an Artist’s Perspective      
    Peter Soriano, Contemporary Artist
  • The end discussion will be moderated by Gordon Hughes, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Rice University.

Co-organized with the Department of Art History at Rice University; Rice Public Art; and the Moody Center for the Arts. Supported by the Humanities Research Center and the Katherine Brown Art History Fund.

This fall, the Glasscock School also organizes “The Idea of Art and the Art of Ideas."