Louise Bourgeois:
To Unravel a Torment

May 2018—January 2020

Louise Bourgeois: To Unravel a Torment, on view from May 10, 2018 through January 2020, features five decades of the trailblazing work of the French-born American artist, whose formal innovation and fearless explorations of her own personal history make her an icon of late-20th-century art. Nearly 30 works by Bourgeois (1911–2010), all from the museum’s collection, are on display, including The Destruction of the Father, 1974, a recently acquired masterpiece realized at a pivotal moment in her career.

Exhibition Preview

    • I Give Everything Away
      Louise Bourgeois
      I Give Everything Away, 2010
      On ViewBourgeois2010
    • The Curved House
      Louise Bourgeois
      The Curved House, 2010
      On ViewBourgeois2010
    • Untitled
      Louise Bourgeois
      Untitled, 2007
      On ViewBourgeois2007
    • Je t’aime
      Louise Bourgeois
      Je t’aime, 2005
      On ViewBourgeois2005
    • Untitled
      Louise Bourgeois
      Untitled, 2005
      On ViewBourgeois2005
    • Lady in Waiting
      Louise Bourgeois
      Lady in Waiting, 2003
      On ViewBourgeois2003
    • Ode à la Bièvre
      Louise Bourgeois
      Ode à la Bièvre, 2002
      On ViewBourgeois2002
    • Untitled
      Louise Bourgeois
      Untitled, 2002
      On ViewBourgeois2002
    • Ste. Sébastienne
      Louise Bourgeois
      Ste. Sébastienne, 1998
      On ViewBourgeois1998
    • Single I
      Louise Bourgeois
      Single I, 1996
      On ViewBourgeois1996
    • Untitled
      Louise Bourgeois
      Untitled, 1996
      On ViewBourgeois1996
    • Le Défi IV
      Louise Bourgeois
      Le Défi IV, 1994
      On ViewBourgeois1994
    • Cell III
      Louise Bourgeois
      Cell III, 1991
      On ViewBourgeois1991
    • Cell I
      Louise Bourgeois
      Cell I, 1991
      On ViewBourgeois1991
    • Cell (Choisy)
      Louise Bourgeois
      Cell (Choisy), 1990–1993
      On ViewBourgeois1990
    • Legs
      Louise Bourgeois
      Legs, 1986
      On ViewBourgeois1986
    • The Destruction of the Father
      Louise Bourgeois
      The Destruction of the Father, 1974
      On ViewBourgeois1974
    • Untitled
      Louise Bourgeois
      Untitled, 1972
      On ViewBourgeois1972
    • Hanging Janus with Jacket
      Louise Bourgeois
      Hanging Janus with Jacket, 1968
      On ViewBourgeois1968
    • Noir Veine
      Louise Bourgeois
      Noir Veine, 1968
      On ViewBourgeois1968
    • Avenza Revisited II
      Louise Bourgeois
      Avenza Revisited II, 1968
      On ViewBourgeois1968
    • Fillette (Sweeter Version)
      Louise Bourgeois
      Fillette (Sweeter Version), 1968–1999
      On ViewBourgeois1968
    • The Quartered One
      Louise Bourgeois
      The Quartered One, 1964
      On ViewBourgeois1964
    • Untitled
      Louise Bourgeois
      Untitled, 1954
      On ViewBourgeois1954
    • Figure Qui Apporte du Pain
      Louise Bourgeois
      Figure Qui Apporte du Pain, 1950
      On ViewBourgeois1950
    • Figure Regardant une Maison
      Louise Bourgeois
      Figure Regardant une Maison, 1950
      On ViewBourgeois1950
    • The Tomb of a Young Person
      Louise Bourgeois
      The Tomb of a Young Person, 1947–1949
      On ViewBourgeois1947
    • Untitled
      Louise Bourgeois
      Untitled, 1947–1949
      On ViewBourgeois1947
    • He Disappeared into Complete Silence
      Louise Bourgeois
      He Disappeared into Complete Silence, 1947–2005
      On ViewBourgeois1947