Robert Smithson's New Jersey

Artist Robert Smithson is best known for his signature “Earthworks” — large-scale works of art that he made in Italy, Holland, and throughout North America from 1969 until his death in 1973. His “Spiral Jetty”, an icon of 20th century art history, was built out from the shore of Utah’s Great Salt Lake in 1970.

Smithson was born and raised in New Jersey. Throughout his career, he would leave New York to explore his native land — and make art out it. He called these pieces “Non-sites”. The Montclair Art Museum’s groundbreaking exhibit “Robert Smithson’s New Jersey” brought these seminal works together for the first time.

Produced by Christopher Benincasa.

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