Montgomery, AL, Monday, December 21, 2015- The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the acquisition of a sculpture by Wisconsin-based artist Beth Lipman (American, born 1972). Pitcher with Vine, 2011, was created using glittering glass. This large-scale, three-dimensional still life references early examples of seventeenth-century Baroque still lifes—specifically the Dutch Haarlem style of traditional laid tables while addressing issues relevant to today such as consumerism and excess. It was purchased for the Museum’s collection using funds from the Collectors Society and through the generosity of individual patrons Dr. Laurie Weil and Dr. Tommy Wool, Corinna and Barry Wilson, James W. Wilson, Jr., and Wynona W. Wilson Family Foundation, Karen and Marvin Campbell, Laura and Barrie Harmon, Ann Hubbert, Joan Loeb, Laura and Michael Luckett, Dawn and Adam Schloss, and Helen Till.
The sculpture is on view as part of the exhibition Once & Again: Still Lifes by Beth Lipman until January 31, 2016. It will then travel to the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In the summer of 2016, it will return to the MMFA for installation with other works from the Museum’s permanent collection.