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BU Art Galleries Presents STUFFED
June 15—September 15, 2023

Boston University Art Galleries is pleased to present STUFFED, a group exhibition featuring twelve female artists working at the nexus of quilting, painting, sculpture, and installation.

Co-organized by guest curators Mallory A. Ruymann and Leah Triplett Harrington, the exhibition highlights the ways in which contemporary and historical practices that incorporate soft materials offer novel ways of merging material with expression.

Both historical and grounded in a contemporary context, the exhibition offers works from Khadija Aziz, Natalie Baxter, Amelia Briggs, Maria A. Guzmán Capron, L’Merchie Frazier, Jai Hart, BSisters Khaleghi, Anne Libby, Meg Lipke, Elizabeth Murray, Rose Nestler, Courtney Stock, and Nastassja E. Swift. Together, these twelve artists survey the use of stuffing as a way to embrace new approaches to personal and communal experiences. STUFFED presents these artists together for the first time.

Elizabeth Murray Selected Prints
Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art
June 6 - July 6 2023

Founded in 2007 by Anders Wahlstedt, Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art specializes in modern and contemporary American and European prints, drawings and photographs. The gallery is known for its extensive inventory of prints by Frank Stella and holds multiple exhibitions annually. The gallery has placed works in important institutions and major print collections. In 2018, the gallery relocated to Chelsea from the Upper East Side



In collaboration with UB Art Galleries, Buffalo, the North Park Theatre will be screening "EVERYBODY KNOWS…ELIZABETH MURRAY" September 25 & 26, 2021 at 12noon.


EVERYBODY KNOWS…ELIZABETH MURRAY is an intimate portrait of the groundbreaking artist and former Buffalo resident Elizabeth Murray. The film explores the relationship between Murray’s family life and career and reconsiders her place in the contemporary art history. Produced and directed by Kristi Zea, the film has been called “A vivid portrait of a unique talent and personality.” by Film Journal International.


The free, in-theater screening compliments UB Art Galleries' first major posthumous exhibition of work by pioneering painter Elizabeth Murray (1940–2007). This survey will span both floors of UB Anderson Gallery presenting a fresh look at important themes and motifs of Murray’s five-decade career. The exhibition runs through October 3, 2021.


major exhibition AT UB ART GALLERIES THRU OCT 3

The UB Art Galleries presentation is the largest since her 2005 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and includes 71 works with 21 paintings, 29 drawings, and 21 prints. More information at Elizabeth Murray Art.

June 12-October 3, 2021

UB Anderson Gallery
1 Martha Jackson Place, Buffalo, NY

Image: Elizabeth Murray outside her home/studio at 77 Woodlawn Avenue, Buffalo, NY (c. 1965) as photographed by Don Sunseri. © 2021 The Murray-Holman Family Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

CINCINATI Exhibition includes work from Elizabeth Murray

Cincinnati Art Museum, March 12–July 11, 2021—New York University's 1979 landmark exhibition 
American Painting: The Eighties is reprised now through July. The exhibition toured the world from the US to Paris to Tel Aviv.

Elizabeth Murray Estate moves to gladstone gallery


July 7, 2020 — We are proud to announce that Gladstone Gallery will represent the Estate of Elizabeth Murray.


Murray’s densely painted, often uniquely-shaped canvases and intuitive approach to depicting forms and colors in space transformed the course of art history and continue to have a significant impact on contemporary artists working today.

“We are beyond thrilled to collaborate with Elizabeth Murray’s Estate, and are eager to have this opportunity to continue demonstrating her lasting impact on the course of art history. Elizabeth’s work has been a major influence to many artists, throughout the art world and also at the Gallery, so we are honored to take on this significant responsibility,” —Barbara Gladstone.

Elizabeth Murray, "Bean," 1982, oil on canvas (three parts), 115 11/16 x 107 5/8 in. (293.7 x 273 cm). The Murray-Holman Family Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; via Gladstone Gallery

Falling (1976) is the latest work by Elizabeth Murray acquired by an American institution


Elizabeth Murray, "Falling," 1976, Oil on canvas, 118 x 119 in. (299.7 x 302.3 cm) Collection Pérez Art Museum

Just in time for the annual art fairs in Miami, the Pérez Art Museum has became the latest institution to acquire a work by Elizabeth Murray. The painting acquired is Falling, painted in 1976. The work, which is currently on view, is included in the “The Gift of Art", an ongoing exhibition highlighting the museum’s permanent collection during the museum’s 35th Anniversary year.

October 21, 1994: Elizabeth Murray Walks the Met with the New York Times


This story was published 25 years ago in The New York Times by Michael Kimmelman featuring Elizabeth Murray discussing art and artists at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

As they walk through the Met, Elizabeth makes many confessions while revealing those artists she has found to be most inspiring. "Cézanne was the first painter I saw when I was a young art student: it was like knocking on a door and hearing an answer," she said.


"Looking for the Magic in Painting" also reveals deep rooted personal struggles that as a woman artist, she faced despite her many successes.

Everybody knows... Elizabeth Murray

An Intimate film portrait of

ground-breaking artist Elizabeth Murray

A Film by Kristi Zea


watch the trailer


Hear From Director

Kristi Zea


What Critics Are Saying

"...[a] cogent, fascinating portrait..."



"...a vivid portrait of a unique talent and personality."



"Zea's documentary debut is as electrifying as Murray's work..."



"The film is an exemplary integration of personal history, cultural context and the exposition of the artistic process."




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In TALKING PICTURES, poet performer extraordinaire Bob Holman, founder of the legendary Bowery Poetry Club, is inspired by an exhibition of the supremely individualistic, off-the-wall paintings of his late wife, Elizabeth Murray.


His performance bridges the relationship between poetry and painting, and asks the question If paintings could talk, would they speak poetry?


Directed by Oscar and Critics Choice nominee Kristi Zea (Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray; Notes from the Field) with music by Oscar nominee, David Lang, and edited/arranged by Charles Caster-Dudzick. Talking Pictures is produced by Bowery Art + Sciences.


DOCUMENTARY: Everybody Knows...Elizabeth Murray

An intimate film portrait of
ground-breaking artist Elizabeth Murray

A Film by Kristi Zea

Watch the trailer

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - Things to Come (1988), in 'Approaching American Abstraction' (ongoing)

Detroit Institute of Arts - L’Amour (For Panic DJ) (1986), in permanent collection exhibition (ongoing)

Colby Museum of Art - Cracked Questions (1989), in permanent collection exhibition (ongoing)

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College - The Weaver Painting (1988-89), in permanent collection exhibition (ongoing)

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art - Tempest (1979), in permanent collection exhibition (ongoing)

Smith College Museum of Art - Whereabouts (1985) in permanent collection exhibition (ongoing)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Summer Wind (1997) in permanent collection exhibition (ongoing)

Toledo Museum of Art - Stay Awake (1989) in permanent collection exhibition (ongoing)

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