The Life of Language: How Words Matter to Hesse's Art

Related Exhibition Eva Hesse

Thursday, April 25, 2002, 7:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Wagner will examine the special connection between the titles Hesse gave her sculptures - such as Augment, Contingent, Schema, and Sequel - and the constructed objects themselves, between language and the conceptual and physical vitality of Hesse's art. The lecture will be followed by responses from Brigid Doherty, assistant professor of art history at Johns Hopkins University, and Baltimore Museum of Art Curator Helen Molesworth. The lecture will be preceded by a reception at 6 p.m. in The Schwab Room.

$12 general; $8 SFMOMA members, students with ID, and seniors (includes admission to cocktail reception). Tickets are available at the Museum with no surcharge, online at, or by phone at 415.478.2277 or 510.762.2277.


Anne Middleton Wagner, Professor of Art History, University of California, Berkeley