Music Stand

  • Wendell Castle, Music Stand, 1975, walnut, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1975.168

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Music Stand is one of Wendell Castle’s biomorphic pieces of the 1970s that achieved, in his words, “a sense of delicate balance . . . that [seems] to defy gravity.” The graceful, tapered legs reflect Castle’s belief that the base of a piece is as important as what it supports. Music Stand is an example of the artist’s efforts to create furniture that is “equal to sculpture” and “accepted on the same level as other art forms.”

Title
Music Stand
Artist
Date
1975
On View
Dimensions
42 1/8 x 26 3/8 x 19 1/4 in. (107.0 x 67.0 x 49.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
walnut
Classifications
Object Number
1975.168
Palette
Linked Open Data
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