event at Art Museum


Ed Wilson: The Sculptor as Afro-humanist

Opening reception
Thursday, September 7, 5:00-7:00PM

Ed Wilson: The Sculptor as Afro-humanist
(Sept. 7–Dec. 9, 2023) will be the first retrospective of this under-recognized American artist in over fifty years. Wilson (1925–1996), longtime member of the studio faculty at Binghamton University, was an innovative sculptor whose practice evolved from figures carved from stone and wood in the 1950s toward large-scale public artworks, often sited in educational institutions, beginning in the late 1960s. 

The exhibition, organized by Adjunct Curator and Professor of Art History, Tom McDonough, will feature Wilson’s surviving sculptural works and drawings, assembled from Museum holdings and loans from private and public collections nationwide, along with the artist’s personal archives held by his family. The exhibition will present the most comprehensive overview of his 45-year long career. A fully illustrated catalogue will be available and programming is planned throughout the course of the exhibition.


Last Updated: 5/25/23