Artist’s final major work to rest in the sun

“Dawn’s Forest” (detail) Louise Nevelson, 1986, Painted balsa-plywood, Collection of the Naples Museum of Art. 2010.7. Gift of GA-Met, a joint venture Georgia-Pacific, LLC. © 2010 Estate of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

     (PNAN-FL) – Its discovery dates to the 1880s, when tales of abundance of blue skies and waters, fish and game, tropical mild climate were noted by not only seekers of fun in the sun, but also entrepreneurs in search of their newest frontier to develop, and Naples, Florida has grown extensively in endless ways, such as its Naples Museum of Art, when on Sunday, November 14, will reveal it latest monumental addition, “Louise Nevelson: Dawn’s Forest,” comprising a dozen separate most complex sculptures, she created in the mid-1980s, including elements from works dating to 1971.

     Gifted to the museum in 2010, “Dawn’s Forest” makes the Figge Conservatory in the center its new permanent home.  The acquisition, which is Nevelson’s (1899-1988) last major work, was an influential figure in postwar American art as well as during her time, the most internationally celebrated woman whose work, even today, inspires contemporary sculptors for her abstract expressionism. The artist would use found objects or those destined for the dump and use them in her assemblages. “When you put together things that other people have thrown out, you’re really bringing them to life: a spiritual life that surpasses the life for which they were originally created.”

     About – The Naples Museum of Art is dedicated to displaying world-class paintings, sculpture, drawings and other art forms, while providing educational programs and lectures. Its visual arts center includes a three-story, 30,000-square-foot museum with 15 galleries, a glass-dome conservatory, entrance gates by renowned metal artist Albert Paley, spectacular chandeliers and a Persian Ceiling by acclaimed glass artist Dale Chihuly, a resource room and the Museum Store. For more information, see

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