A special opportunity for friends of the Carriage Barn
On March 7th, 2024 at 11:00am visit the Easton Foundation which was the home of artist Louise Bourgeois in the heart of Chelsea. Following the Easton Foundation, we will visit a few galleries in the neighborhood (TBD).
Bourgeois and her husband, the art historian Robert Goldwater, purchased their Chelsea townhouse in 1962. Upon Goldwater’s death in 1973, Bourgeois rearranged the home’s domestic spaces and expanded her practice, transforming the house into a studio. It is here that Bourgeois realized many of her sculptures, drawings, gouache paintings, and prints, as well as conceived of large-scale projects and commissions. Bourgeois also held her renowned Sunday salons in the space, during which artists, writers and curators would share work for discussion.
We will get to view a survey of photographs, exhibition announcements, and personal writings from Bourgeois’s life and career. These documents hint at the breadth and scope of the Louise Bourgeois Archive, and provide unique insight to the artist’s creative process. A selection of Bourgeois’s artworks from the Foundation’s extensive collection will also be on display, and the backyard sculpture garden will be open, weather permitting. In addition, Louise Bourgeois’s home, where many works were conceived or made, will be accessible by guided tour.
please note: Both townhouses are quite narrow and several stairs (some steep) will be involved; comfortable shoes are advised. Due to the buildings’ historic nature, we do not have wheelchair access to Louise’s house or to the upper floors of the Foundation, though the garden level exhibition space and sculpture garden are accessible. Photography is prohibited.
For details and to join this tour, please contact Kristin Peterson Edwards.