Ursula von Rydingsvard exhibitions at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Ursula von Rydingsvard is celebrated for her monumental vessel-like sculptures, most of which include her signature use of assembling thousands of cedar blocks. The Contour of Feeling at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, on view through August 26, includes many of von Rydingsvard's experimentation throughout the years. Recent works and a selection of early sculptures highlight the artists' material and thematic interests, including her play with scale. 

The Contour of Feeling coincides with Now, She: Two Sculptures by Ursula von Rydingsvard on view in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden (on view through April 2019)

 Ursula von Rydingsvard, “PODERWAĆ” (2017) (in collaboration with the Fabric Workshop and Museum), leather, cotton, steel, polyester batting, 10 feet 9 inches x 8 feet 6 inches x 3 feet 9 inches (photo by Carlos Avendaño, image courtesy the Fabric Workshop and Museum)

Ursula von Rydingsvard, “PODERWAĆ” (2017) (in collaboration with the Fabric Workshop and Museum), leather, cotton, steel, polyester batting, 10 feet 9 inches x 8 feet 6 inches x 3 feet 9 inches (photo by Carlos Avendaño, image courtesy the Fabric Workshop and Museum)

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