Inspired by the 30th anniversary of the Berman Museum of Art, audio artist Stephanie Rowden has selected 30 objects and artworks in the museum’s collection to create an unconventional audio walk and installation in the Upper Gallery. The Collection Speaks merges the experiences of close listening with close looking at an evocative and eclectic selection drawn from the 8,000 works in the collection. 

The painted egg, the Victorian clock, the modernist lithograph, the ancient vessel, the pastoral landscape, the child’s shoe—what do these things say to us (and each other) when they venture from the quiet of the storage vault? Rowden’s commissioned work for the Berman consists of an audio walk through her curated selection from the museum’s collection. Ultimately, the interactive sound piece permits an extended meditation on the experience of looking, the act of collecting, and the passage of time.

Exhibition runs November 7, 2019 - May 16, 2020.


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Contact: Betsy Witt