Ellsworth Kelly at 100

To mark the centennial of American artist Ellsworth Kelly (b. 1923, d. 2015), Glenstone presents Ellsworth Kelly at 100, a major survey of the artist’s work charting his career and contributions to American abstraction. Kelly frequently revisited shapes and motifs he observed from his own lived experience throughout his seven-decade career, exploring form, color, line, and space through painting, sculpture, collage, drawing, and photography. Works on view include seminal early paintings Painting for a White Wall, (1952) and Painting in Three Panels (1956), as well as examples from the iconic Chatham and Spectrum series. Yellow Curve (1990), a monumental floor painting installation that spans nearly 1000 square feet will be on view for the first time in more than thirty years since it was conceived for an exhibition at Portikus am Main in Frankfurt .

Ellsworth Kelly at 100 will be on view from May 4, 2023 to March of 2024 and will travel to international venues following its presentation at Glenstone.



Exhibition Preview

    • Spectrum IX
      Ellsworth Kelly
      Spectrum IX, 2014
      Kelly 2014
    • Untitled
      Ellsworth Kelly
      Untitled, 1996
      Kelly 1996
    • Blue Curve
      Ellsworth Kelly
      Blue Curve, 1996
      Kelly 1996
    • Chatham V: Red Blue
      Ellsworth Kelly
      Chatham V: Red Blue, 1971
      Kelly 1971
    • Black White
      Ellsworth Kelly
      Black White, 1968
      Kelly 1968
    • White Red
      Ellsworth Kelly
      White Red, 1963
      Kelly 1963
    • Corn
      Ellsworth Kelly
      Corn, 1959
      Kelly 1959
    • Painting for a White Wall
      Ellsworth Kelly
      Painting for a White Wall, 1952
      Kelly 1952