Humber Lecture—Artists in Conversation: Leonardo Drew and Ursula von Rydingsvard
Come celebrate our reinstallation opening at this candid and intimate conversation between two highly esteemed and renowned artists in our collection, Leonardo Drew and Ursula von Rydingsvard.
This lecture will be held both in person and virtually on Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link upon registering for this event.
Support provided by the Robert Lee Humber Lectures Endowment
Leonardo Drew was born in Tallahassee, Florida, in 1961. He grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and attended Parsons School of Design and earned his BFA from Cooper Union in New York in 1985. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His works are in major museum collections, and in 2020 he had a solo exhibition at the NCMA that included his first major outdoor project, City in the Grass.
Ursula von Rydingsvard was born to Polish parents in Deensen, Germany, in 1942. From 1945 to 1950, she and her family lived in eight different refugee encampments for displaced Polish nationals. The family immigrated to the US in 1950, settling in Plainville, Connecticut. She earned her MFA from Columbia University in 1975. Von Rydingsvard currently lives and works in New York City. Her works are in numerous private and public collections, including the NCMA.
Images: Ursula von Rydingsvard, Ogromna, 2009, cedar and graphite, H. 20 ft. 7 in. — W. 12 ft. 4 in. — D. 11 ft. 8 in., Commissioned with funds from the North Carolina State Art Society (Robert F. Phifer Bequest); and Leonardo Drew, Number 235, 2019, wood and paint, H. 15 3/8 — W. 22 — D. 8 1/8 ft., Gift of Pat and Tom Gipson