German sculptor and designer Ruth Vollmer (1903-1982) moved to New York in 1935 where she began designing window displays for department stores including Bonwit Teller, Tiffany’s and Lord & Taylor. Fabricated in a range of media including wood, metal, ceramic and acrylic plastic, Vollmer’s sculptural works from the 1960s and 1970s combine exacting craftsmanship and a fascination with mathematical theory. She exhibited frequently at the Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, and influenced younger American artists such as Eva Hesse, Donald Judd, and Sol LeWitt.
To ensure the health and safety of the public, IMMA’s galleries will be closed from the evening of Friday 18 September until Saturday 10 October 2020. The grounds of IMMA and the RHK will remain open. Thank you for your cooperation.