Andrea Bayer: Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible

When is a work of art unfinished? How do we know?

Please join the Friends of the Institute on Thursday, October 10, as they bring to you Andrea Bayer and “Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible”.

Longtime curator in European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and its newly appointed director for Collections and Administration, Bayer will examine the concept of the unfinished in a broad sense—from works that were interrupted, remaining unfinished accidentally, to those that were deliberately left incomplete. From Rembrandt to Rauschenberg, some of history’s greatest artists explored this aesthetic of “intentionally unfinished” (also known as non finito). Bayer will show us the artists’ minds and hands at work, exploring the resolved and unresolved in Western masterworks from the Renaissance and Baroque periods through the 19th and into the 20th century.

Reserve your ticket:; 612.870.6323. Tickets are available for Friends members on August 15, and the general public on August 17.