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Gwynn Murrill: Animal Nature

Saturday, May 21–Sunday, July 31, 2022

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 21, 2022 • 4–7PM

Gwynn Murrill's elegant sculptures of animals strike a balance between abstraction and realism. This retrospective exhibition features early works from the 1970s carved from wood, combined with more recent work—including sculptures that merge animal and human forms—made in bronze, wood, marble, and clay. Inspired in part by the contours of the Santa Monica Mountains where Murrill has made her home for several decades, her smooth, streamlined forms capture the essence and vitality of the often elusive creatures Murrill sculpts.

This exhibition was initiated by the late Michael R. Zakian, director of the Weisman Museum of Art from 1995 to 2020, and curated by Interim Director Andrea Gyorody, in close collaboration with the artist.


Saturday, May 21–Sunday, July 31, 2022


Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

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Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art


Open Tuesday–Sunday, 11 AM–5 PM
and one hour prior to most shows through intermission

Free Admission