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Edmund de Waal

A Story of Art: Gifts from the Collection of Lucinda Herrick and Charles S. Moffett ’67 (group show)
Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury
5 September – 10 December 2017

Charles Moffett, Middlebury Class of 1967, was one of the most highly regarded world authorities on Impressionism. As a curator at such prestigious institutions as New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and as director of the Phillips Collection in D.C., he organized widely celebrated solo exhibitions of the works of Van Gogh, Manet, Monet, and Gauguin. Following his museum appointments he served for sixteen years as Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of Impressionist, Modern, and contemporary art at Sotheby’s. An inveterate collector of art of all periods and mediums with a particular interest in 19th-century European drawings, he and Lucinda Herrick, his widow, have given and bequeathed some seventy-five works of art to the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Those works, as varied and engaging as Moffett’s broad interests, are the subject of the exhibition A Story of Art, which opens at the Museum on Tuesday, September 5.

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury


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Edmund de Waal

– one way or other – (solo show)
Schindler House, Los Angeles
15 September 2018 – 6 January 2019

This autumn, de Waal’s first architectural intervention in America will be held at the Schindler House: a landmark of West Coast Modernism, built in 1922 in West Hollywood by Viennese émigré architect, Rudolph Schindler. Conceived as a modular, changeable live-work building for two families, it became a site of forward-thinking aesthetic, cultural and political activity, frequented by architects, dancers and artists from Frank Lloyd Wright to John Cage.

For de Waal, the Schindler House 'is an idea about beginnings. It stands as an attempt to create a place for both cooperative living and cooperative practice, to reset the conditions in which a modern family could live and experiment...The last decades of travelling to Vienna have made me think of what it might mean to be an émigré and build a house, to question what you bring with you when you start again so definitively.’ The exhibition will include recent works which respond directly to the materials and spaces of the house, and a sound piece conceived with the composer, Simon Fisher Turner, 'a layered memory soundscape of Vienna through its Raumplan, its volumes’.

Edmund de Waal Website


Edmund de Waal

white island (solo show)
MACE - Museu d'Art Contemporani d'Eivissa, Ibiza
8 June - 16 September 2018

Edmund de Waal, white island, II, 2018 © Edmund de Waal. Photo: Mike Bruce
Edmund de Waal, white island, II, 2018 © Edmund de Waal. Photo: Mike Bruce

This summer, MACE is holding de Waal's first exhibition in Spain. "This is the white island", says de Waal: "the white of the salt flats, the foam breaking in the breeze. The white of the rock. The white haze." A place of transition and exchange, the artist has worked closely with the museum to create a special exhibition of recent white works - "sculptures made for strong light" - alongside new installations, combining Paros marble, alabaster and Ibizan salt with his porcelain for the first time.

Website of Edmund de Waal