From www.artdaily.com Sept 2008
BOSTON.- The Boston Athenæum presents “Albert Wein: American Modernist,” the first museum retrospective of the sculptor’s work. The exhibition opens on Sept. 17 and runs through Nov. 29, 2008, in The Boston Athenæum’s Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery.
Sculptor Albert Wein (1915-1991) had both a keen interest in the human figure and an awareness of and appreciation for modernist concepts, specifically abstraction. Today, scholars are taking a closer look at artists such as Wein, who sought to balance the legacies of the past with the excitement of the future. This exhibition will be the first museum retrospective of Wein’s work and is being held on the occasion of the publication of the first major monograph on the artist’s life and work.