Public Exhibition Celebration: Polly Apfelbaum’s Work in “Sampling a Sampler Sampling”

Presented by Mitchell Art Museum

Dates: February 24, 2024 at 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Art Museum
60 College Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Cost: Free
Email: [email protected]
Contact Name: Jenny Cawood


POLLY APFELBAUM: “Sampling a Sampler Sampling” — Celebration of the exhibition on February 24th, 5 PM- 6 PM, at the Mitchell Art Museum.

Join us to celebrate (with tea and cookies) a new, site-specific artwork by New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum. Made from fabric samples and remnants purchased in New York’s Garment District, the “painting” will occupy most of the museum floor. The work poses such fundamental questions as, “What is painting?”, “What is originality?”, “What is order?”, “What are the bases of our judgments?”, and finally, “What do we look down on?”.

This event will be free and open to the public.

About the Artist: Polly Apfelbaum achieved renown in the 1990s for making anti-monumental, large-scale “paintings” in fabric directly on museum floors. Her work is in the collections of the Belvedere 21 Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York among others. She is represented by Frith Street Gallery in London and Galerie Nacht St. Stephen in Vienna.


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