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Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Dorothy Dehner

Join us for a fascinating look at the life of Dorothy Dehner, whose artistic practice touched on sculpture, painting, and printmaking. A true artist, Dehner began her career as a performer, majoring in drama at UCLA before moving to New York and pursuing a career in the visual arts. She began sculpting late in life, well into her 50s, and met with success – achieving her first show only two years later. Initially creating cast-bronze sculpture, Dehner started working with wood in the mid-1970s. During the early 1980s, she produced enormous pieces in Corten steel—an alloy with a rusty appearance emphasizing contours over mass, foreshadowing contemporary trends. (1646).

We’re delighted to announce that coffee is back for Coffee Talks and post-Coffee Talk docent tours.

  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am Refreshments served in the Membership Garden
  • 10:30 am – 11 am Coffee Talk presentation by Nan Colton
  • 11:00 am Q&A
  • Immediately after Q&A ends – Docent Tour: meet in the Great Hall


FREE for MFA members; Not-yet members are $22 for adults and $17 for seniors. 

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Event Details

November 9, 2022

10–11:30 am

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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