‘Arlene Shechet: Meissen Recast’ at the RISD Museum

Glenn Gissler - Blog - 2014 - Arlene Shechet - RISD

“We have the Monkey Band!”

A chance meeting of like-minds at the NYC Freize Art Fair in 2012 was the moment of inspiration for an idea that resulted in an extraordinary exhibition which opened last week at the RISD Museum – ‘Arlene Shechet : Meissen Recast’.

The director of the RISD Museum and 2 of its curators ran into sculptor Arlene Shechet at the 2012 fair, and Arlene shared that she was currently the Artist-in-Residence at Meissen (the renown German porcelain manufacturer.)  Director John W. Smith enthusiastically shared “We have the Monkey Band!”

Arlene responded “We have to talk!”