The talented artist Eva Hesse (1936–1970) tragically died of a brain tumor at age 34. Her pioneering sculptures using latex, fiberglass, and plastics helped establish the post-minimalist movement. This new documentary traces her life through journals, her correspondence with mentor Sol LeWitt, and interviews with family members and fellow artists. A celebration of her achievements, the film also addresses the challenges faced by women artists in the years preceding the feminist movement.
Directed by Marcie Begleite. Sunday’s film screening will be introduced by art historian Linda Shearer at 5 p.m.
For tickets and information: http://www.mfah.org/films/eva-hesse/
Community partner: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston