Nationally Recognized Artist Exhibiting at Museum of Art- DeLand

March 21st, 2019

The newest exhibition presented by the Museum of Art – DeLand, The Art of Containment: Sculpture by Robert Thiele, opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday March, 29th at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Nationally recognized, Robert Thiele is a sculptor and painter whose work has been exhibited widely with recent shows in New York at the Howard Scott Gallery and the Whitney Biennial, the Galerie Tammen & Partner in Berlin, Germany and across Europe.

According to George S. Bolge, Museum of Art – DeLand CEO, “Thiele’s inspiration and precedent came from several sources: from primal sculpture, from the simplest forms in nature, and from the spirit of Minimalistic art.” Bolge, added, “His work reduces sculptural form to its basics. His style is simplistic and cohesive.”

Thiele, who will be attending the opening, divide his time living and working between Brooklyn, New York and Miami, Florida. Many of Thiele’s works are large scale sculptures as tall as nine feet high and assume a wide variety of shapes, from round or square to trapezoidal or oblong. There’s a quiet intensity that evokes a sense of mystery in the pieces of artwork.

The Art of Containment: Sculpture by Robert Thiele showcases 76 pieces and is on view from March 29 to May 26, 2019, at 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Florida. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Gallery admission is $5, free for museum members, children 12 and younger, Volusia County School students and Stetson students.

Art title featured is Robert Thiele,

Robert Thiele, TO 908 (Detail), 2011, Acid etched acrylic sheet, wood, laminated canvas, mixed media.

About the Museum of Art – DeLand

The Museum of Art – DeLand is a vital and interactive visual arts museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, display and educational use of the fine arts in Central Florida. Established in 1951, the Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and is comprised of a 23,000 square foot arts facility housing five galleries on two levels located at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. and the Downtown Galleries located at 100 N. Woodland Blvd. Enriching the community through its permanent collection, art exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum is a source of cultural focus and is recognized statewide by its peers for academic excellence and community outreach. The Museum is supported by its Guild, Krewe Nouveau, grants, admissions, generous patrons and donors, and Museum Store adjacent to its galleries in Downtown DeLand. To learn more about Museum programming, exhibits, and opportunities to engage with the arts visit or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.