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Will to Meaning | Rochester Art Center

April 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Atrium Installation

Anne Labovitz created an artwork specifically for Rochester Art Center’s soaring, three-story atrium to respond to the light, air and unique architecture of the atrium space. Entitled, Will to Meaning, the enormous artwork is 40-feet by 35-feet by 5-feet is made of vibrantly painted Tyvek® scrolls that subtly move and create an ever-changing interplay with the abundant natural light that filters in from the overhead skylights and surrounding windows. Will to Meaning is on display through 2023. 


About the Artist

Labovitz received a BA, Art & Psychology, Minor: Art Education & Art History from Hamline University (1989) and an MFA from Transart, Plymouth University, NYC, Berlin (2017). She has an extensive exhibition history, exhibiting nationally and internationally. Upcoming and current projects include solo exhibitions at Athenaeum in La Jolla, CA (2023) and the Minnesota State Capitol (2024), 122 Conversations: Person to Person: Art Beyond Borders at the Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport, and the I Love You Institute. 


Labovitz’s work is held in many private and public collections, including Walker Art Center; Minneapolis, MN; Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport, Minneapolis, MN; Frederick R Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN; Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN; Minnesota Museum of American Art; The Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN; The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA; Minnesota Historical Society, St Paul, MN; International Gallery of Portrait, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Växjö Kommun, Sweden; Isumi City Offices, Japan; University of Raparin, Rania Iraqi Kurdistan; and City of Petrozavodsk, Russia. 


Labovitz is currently Adjunct Professor and Mentor at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, in the Master of Fine Arts program.


April 2
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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